How long should it take a new roo to get with five hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Delmar, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Delmar

    Delmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I sent my loaner roo home 12 days ago, and the new one has been with the girls for 3 days. Assuming he has the normal drive and is good with the girls wow long should it be before he should have covered all of the girls? I do understand there could be some overlap where either roo could be the dad for a while.
  2. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2010
    I think it's going to depend on how old your roo is and how bold of a personality he has. When I introduced my new roo to five hens it took about a month before I had noticed he had been with each lady (may have been sooner-just took that long for me to catch him with each). But, my roo was only about 9 months old and very timid/laid back.... that's why I inherited him because he was being bullied at his previous home. So, with an older knowledgeable roo who isn't timid may be much sooner.
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    About 5 mins.... [​IMG]
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:This info is incorrect. My guess is 10 minutes. LOL.
  5. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    NC, Raleigh
    Quote:This info is incorrect. My guess is 10 minutes. LOL.


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