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How do you introduce new hens to your free range roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickadee-23, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chirping

    Jul 29, 2013
    South Carolina
    I'm getting 3 hens for my RIR free range roo, he free range alone, I'm getting 2 BO & 1 Barred rock hens, so i do introduce them to my roo? Hes a year old, & they are 10 months old hope that helps!! Thanks!!:)
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging 8 Years

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Pen them near roost area for one day. Then release under supervision. This will simply minimize the chasing if there is any at all. You want boning by dark so hens roost with him so I would do on a morning you can be out with birds and around in the evening. Fun to watch.

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