Introducing Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thechxwhisperer, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about to get a rooster tomorrow and was wondering how I should introduce him.
     
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have all hens, just put him in with them and keep an eye on them. If you have another rooster, take the hens out of the run, and put a barrier between them for about a week. You have to move the hens somewhere else, or the roosters will fight over them.

    EDIT: I'm not saying put him in quarantine. I'm saying if you have a rooster already, put a barrier in the run and let them see each other before you put them together. Hens present make them more aggressive.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    DON'T. Put him in quarantine for 4-6 weeks first.
     
  4. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    AGREED!
     

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