Introducing Roosters

Seroma Sentinel

In the Brooder
Sep 22, 2015
I have 2 year old rooster one standerd one bantem. They are both very territorial and protective of their girls. Now I am introducing another standerd sized 6 month rooster and three girls. How can I introduce them without too much fighting

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
I would expect a lot of fighting when adding the new rooster - first because he is an outsider and second because roosters can handle 10 hens each. When there are lessor numbers, the hens get over bred and the roos, get fight over what they consider to be "their flock,". If you had enough hens to go around and make 3 flocks - each with their own rooster - it may just work out for you.

Blulaced Damsel

5 Years
Apr 8, 2015
I have two flocks right now (one ~5 hens, the other ~10). They all mostly grew up together and were coexisting well before we had a "massacre"... Something got about a dozen of them over the course of a couple of days and that's when I locked them in the coop. That was a couple of months ago (2-3 months?). Trying to take advantage of the situation, I separated the two roosters into different coops and matched them with hens whose eggs I would like to hatch (24 in the bator now!!).
Here's the dilemma: I am getting my fence fortified this week so I will be able to let them back outside the coop. I am worried about the two roosters fighting... What is the potential outcome of this and what is the best approach for a successful outcome??


Love is Silkie soft!
7 Years
Oct 13, 2014
Don't like your attitude, change your latitude

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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