Introducing a gentleman...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Arkantex, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chirping

    Aug 17, 2011
    West Texas
    So, my chicks are 12-13 weeks old. I know I have some roo's that came as packing peanuts. Im just not sure how many of them there are. All the packing peanuts are going into the freezer once they get to be full sized.

    Any way, I have a local friend who has some chickens. She already has a very dominant roo. Well she bought some chicks a while back and one of the leghorns she bought ended up being a roo. He is getting just starting to crow and is getting bullied by the dominant roo. She offered him to us and we said we would be glad to take him. She said we can pick him up any time.

    So, how do I go about introducing a new roo to a flock of young chicks ?

  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    If the chicks, are young, he might not notice that the packing peanuts are roos [​IMG]
    I have a Buff Brahma roo and a little while ago introduced four chicks that were around 3 months old. I wasn't sure about their genders, and I guess he wasn't either, because it turns out two are roos and they're all getting along fine now, although the two cockerels won't be in the flock much longer.

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