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Introducing young hens to a lone roo

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

  1. Tayrae13

    Tayrae13 New Egg

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    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 Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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