Introducing Roosters

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

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    I am about to get a rooster tomorrow and was wondering how I should introduce him.
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    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


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