How do I introduce my pullets in with my cockerel?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickadee-23, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have OB 4 month old cockerel in coop by himself I have 3 barred rock pullets that i bought 2 days ago thy are 2 months old and wanted to put them in with him, I need ideas how, do i just put them in their at night during roost is it the same process with hens? Thanks
     
  2. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are similar in size then I'd put them together in the morning when you have some time to watch. My roosters all transitioned well into my coops with my hens after they matured enough to mount and crow. My pullets and hens all just ignored him. I would wait until the pullets are at least as big as my cockerel. A smaller cockerel is fine too. Also If at all possible put them in pens where they have a little contact between the wire. I always mix my coops early in the morning so the are a little groggy and then I can watch, I haven't had any issues except the normal pecking order, and a couple bullies that I separate for 5 minutes then put them back.

    Hope this helps,
     
  3. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I havn't put them in their yet hes lil bigger than them since hes a buff orp, so im wait couple more months then introduce them, they stay in a small pen next to him so they should be able to bond that way right?
     
  4. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right, I always have my birds side by side for a while before introducing.
     

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