Is it to soon to add rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by krkroust, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. krkroust

    krkroust Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    I just got 6 18 week golden comets,is it to early to put rooster in with them?
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Too early to add an adult rooster. Ideally try to find a a rooster that is younger than your pullets by a few weeks. Or just wait longer and then add a mature rooster.

    My tip is to add an old rooster - over a year or 2 old, rather than a young one. The younger ones seem fore aggressive and tread the girls roughly. I think its because they have lots of teenage hormones and have not learnt to treat the girls with manners! [​IMG]

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