introducing new chickens to exsisting chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joyandmark, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. joyandmark

    joyandmark New Egg

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    I have a 2 roosters raised together and 6 hens the first 3 hens are 6 months older than the other 3 hens , i have sepaerated my coop which is 10x12 and put one rooster with 3 hens each i have wire between the 2 packs they have been that way for 3 months , can I mix them together safely by opening up both sides ? thank you
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    The roosters might fight .
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under joyandmark [​IMG] Welcome!

    This is a link to an article in the Learning Centre on integration which might help: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could keep two separate flocks but, you would need more hens. A rooster can handle 10 hens, less and they tend to overbreed them. So two roosters would need 20 hens altogether. Or you could just keep one rooster.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  7. joyandmark

    joyandmark New Egg

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    thankyou
     
  8. joyandmark

    joyandmark New Egg

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    thankyou
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad that you joined us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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