Just "broke-in". Bought a chicken tractor and 3 hens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by infinitijeff, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. infinitijeff

    infinitijeff In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2010
    Been looking for a while and found a great deal on craigslist. Did some reading before getting them. Big hens, one full blooded RIR and the other 2 mixed. Have gotten 2 eggs in 2 days. Read how you need a rooster to protect them. Bought a 2-4 month old full blooded RIR(just now getting his spurs somewhat). Put him in with the others and right away the full blooded RIR hen started chasing and pecking him. At one point had him down on his side. So I took some fencing and put a division in-between the two, they can see each other. The rooster is happy and the hens don't seem to care. Do I let the rooster continue to grow across fom them ansd when would I rejoin them. Again, they are in a chicken tractor.

  2. gaduke

    gaduke Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    S.W. Kentucky
  3. I'm sorry, but the thought of the hen attacking the rooster and having him down on his side gave me a real chuckle! I think my hens would do the same thing if I ever introduced a rooster to their little flock of six. They have their pecking order all worked out and would no welcome a stranger. I'd let him live in his own space for awhile. They may get used to him and hopefully except him. Wait a week and introduce him again.
    Good luck! and [​IMG].
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
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