How introduce new rooster and hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by delaney48, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. delaney48

    delaney48 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. A friend of mine just built a new coop and is going to purchase 3 to 4 hens. I have a jersey giant Cockrell who is 4 months old that I am giving him. What is the best way for him to introduce the new rooster to the new hens? He has not purchased the hens yet and I'm wondering if the rooster should be taken to new coop first and have a couple days alone to adjust then add the adult hens? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
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  2. redsoxs

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Redsoxs has given you great links to follow.
     
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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Redsox gave you some amazing links to read through, so I will just say hi and good luck!
     
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  6. delaney48

    delaney48 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome! !!
     
  7. delaney48

    delaney48 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read most of this great material you posted but still have a question. The coop is brand new no chickens have lived in it, the rooster is coming from my flock to give to my friend and he is purchasing a few hens. Just wondering if I bring the rooster (who is 4 months old) over to new coop first and he would be by himself for couple days. Then add the new adult hens?
     
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    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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