Introducing a new rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoldenAngels, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. GoldenAngels

    GoldenAngels In the Brooder

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    C0BCA7CB-DAB3-40DB-82C6-D6C9EC54D6F0.jpeg McGregor top pic Mayweather bottom 71104975-7CC6-4D2D-8668-F76DD12CB80C.jpeg Yesterday I bought two new roosters for our ladies. Whos names are Mayweather and McGregor. They came from the same place but in separate areas. May (maran??) was with lots of hens and 2 other roosters and he’s intergrated very well into the flock. McGregor (Americauna??) was with two small serama Roos. They’re not fighting which is good but he wants nothing to do with any hens or anybody likes to hide in the coop all day only comes out if a girl goes and lays. What should I do? He needs to eat
     
  2. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

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    Maybe put food in there for him
     
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  3. GoldenAngels

    GoldenAngels In the Brooder

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    I’m making sure he gets food and water just didn’t know if there was a way to get him more social.
     
  4. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

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    Oh maybe he feels tiny the best think to do is get a hen his breed but I know that could be a lot so if I were you I would get a dog crate and put him where they chickens are so he could get used to the field and flock
     
  5. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

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    P.s. sorry I made a mistake I read it as if he was the tiny semara roo dog crate should still work
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Being he is new, he is being respectful of the Flock dynamics and staying out of trouble. Soon he should be trying to win some ladies..
     
  7. Hensndoes

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    May has yellow feet so not marans. The other one actually looks like he may be a blue copper marans. Clean feet so not french. My Roos don't seem to eat all that much compared to the hens but they do. Give him time he's just being a good boy and respecting the flock.
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    In a few days or weeks he should open hp
     
  9. GoldenAngels

    GoldenAngels In the Brooder

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    Thank you the lady I got them from told me maran and the other was a polish chicken but I didn’t think it was right bc of the no head feathers and the pics I saw online. Appreciate the help thank u.
     
  10. adstowe

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    They are both beautiful, but I love the top one! Agreed. Make sure he has access to food and water and just give him some time.
     
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