Introducing rooster to flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gabz44, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. gabz44

    gabz44 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 26, 2015
    Hi ;)
    I want to give my 3 month old silkie rooster to my neighbor who has about 12 hens that are full grown but worried he's too young and they will hurt him. Thoughts? Should she introduce him a certain way or has to wait till he's older ?
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    I would keep him for about another month before you give him to your neighbor as he may be to young yet to be introduced with adult mature birds
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Being that he's a silkie he may need to be a bit older, I would wait until he starts to become sexually mature before trying to introduce him, she could keep him separately within the coop for a while until the hens get used to seeing him, and he starts to show some confidence.

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