Introducing New Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RooLove, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. RooLove

    RooLove New Egg

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    Hi all!
    I am new to BYC, but have been visiting with all my questions since I began raising chickens this spring. I LOVE these animals. I want to make it a peaceful home for all of us as a family in my backyard. I have 16 baby hens, 1 new rooster, 1 cat, and a 3-year-old son, and a 5-year-old daughter. I also have a loving husband who is less than loving of the chickens.[​IMG]
    I have 16 baby chicks (1 week old) I just bought a 2-year-old Silver Phoenix Rooster. I plan on keeping the chicks in the coop within a smaller cage, so they can see but not touch each other for about a month. Any thoughts on this process from the experienced?
     
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  2. jcf3202

    jcf3202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have five 9 week olds and six 4 weeks olds but have not started the process of putting them together.
    So unfortunately I can't answer your question but wanted to offer you a

    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have 16 baby chicks (1 week old) I just bought a 2-year-old Silver Phoenix Rooster. I plan on keeping the chicks in the coop within a smaller cage, so they can see but not touch each other for about a month. Any thoughts on this process from the experienced?

    Welcome to BYC!

    If I understood your post, you plan to put a 2 yr old rooster in with a bunch of small chicks? Um, you may have a long time to wait before you'll be putting the rooster with the chicks. Not all roosters are good with babies. I'm not at all sure how that's going to work for you.​
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yeah what she said. You may be making for trouble. The chicks will not be able to defend themselves against a mature roo if be decides he does not like them.
     
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  10. Janie1972

    Janie1972 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from Michigan! I love my chickens, my husband now calls me crazy chicken lady. Oh well, I don't care [​IMG]
     

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