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how old should a rooster be before putting him with new hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by billie007, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. billie007

    billie007 New Egg

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    I have a 13 week old cross bred rooster who has just started to crow. I am giving him to a friend of mine that has about 7 or 8 full grown hens. My question is- will my friends hen except him or attack him? What age should he be before he is put with the hens or can he be put straight in with them? I just really want the best for him as we have had him since he hatched and dont want to see him hurt.[​IMG]
     
  2. bird boy

    bird boy Out Of The Brooder

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    Alot of that depends on his personality. If he is confident he shouldn't have any problems at all. If he is shy he may get picked on a bit but will eventually get over it as his hormones begin to rule.
     
  3. billie007

    billie007 New Egg

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    Thank you for your quick response bird boy. It is most appreciated as I am due to drop off my beloved Mr Specky to my friend this arvo. Am very anxious about it.....
     

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