Introducing rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by upstateNYandy, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. upstateNYandy

    upstateNYandy In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2011
    I have 2 partridge rocks, 1 white rock & 2 BBB turkeys that are all about 4mo old ladies. I want to introduce our 2mo old partridge rock rooster to them as he is now too big to keep in the garage. how should i go about doing this & do i need to worry about them fighting?

  2. They are gonna eat his lunch. Older chickens are always rough on younger ones. If possible, keep him seperate until he`s a year old. If not, make sure he has PLENTY of room to get away from them. Good luck...........Pop
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens How much fighting there is will depend on a lot of factors. I've introduced two roosters to my flock of hens - in the case of the first fella (whom I ended up rehoming), there was LOTS of fighting (initially the hens picking on him, and within about two weeks, him picking on them), with two girls finally accepting him and the others not. With the 2nd rooster, there was maybe 5 minutes of chest butting and it was done - they all loved him. I hope it goes well.

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