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Keeping new roosters with older roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slpmom, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. slpmom

    slpmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Morning! Question-- we have 2 adult roosters ( year plus ) that get along together. In April, we were given 9 chicks by a lady that had no clue what to do with chickens. We have raised them and want to keep the hens ( they are now 18 weeks old). 4 out of those 9 are apparently roosters. Those roosters are going to a rescue as soon as we have it "confirmed by crowing" if they are indeed male.

    So far, all of them have integrated nicely with one another but I'm worried that some of these "younger males" will challenge our 2 older roosters. Should I separate the 4 I think are roosters now?

    Thank you
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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