Hey y'all, I'm from South Carolina and I'm new at this...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaryClyde, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. MaryClyde

    MaryClyde Chirping

    Nov 28, 2008
    Piedmont section
    I have three lovely Rhode Island Red hens, or should I call the pullets, they're 22 weeks old and two of them started laying last week... I'm thinking about getting a rooster now! I've been offered a rooster who is about a year old... he's half Golden Comet and half Black Sex Link. Do you think I'll have any problems with him? Will my hens accept him or will they fight? As I said, I've just been at this for 22 weeks so I may need a lot of advice. Thanks
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Hi and Welcome to BYC!

    You just never know about roosters; some are great and friendly and some... definitely not.

    If you take him just keep a close eye on them all for a few days to make sure he settles in Ok and be ready to remove and rehome him if things don't work out.
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing

    If you decide to take the roo, it is best to keep them separated for awhile, a quarantine period. Then you could let them see each other and then let them together and see what happens. There will no doubt be some fighting, just keep an eye and see what you think. sometimes introducing them at night helps, when they are asleep and wake up together.
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Hey, and [​IMG]

    Yep, quarantine and watch closely.
  5. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Welcome South Carolina neighbor! [​IMG]
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Welcome to BYC
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Songster


    Definately quarantine to make sure he is healthy and be sure to check for any lice or mites.

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