Introducing young hens to a lone roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tayrae13, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Tayrae13

    Tayrae13 New Egg

    Apr 12, 2016
    Granite Falls Washington
    Hi so we recently were given a barred rock rooster. Since we already had a bantam rooster in with our hens. we went out and got some chicks. Now that their 8 weeks old and no longer need their heat lamp we want to put them out with the lone rooster, Just wondering if there is a special way of introducing them or just putting them in and watch for any fights. Thanks =)
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    How old is the rooster? I personally wouldn't put such young chicks with an older rooster until they are older and have started to lay. The rooster could harm them.

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