Kernowkemp

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kernow Kemp, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Kernow Kemp

    Kernow Kemp New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum and would love for someone to to give me some pointers on how to introduce my new 12 wk old rooster to my 5 ladies, I have one female who is the dominant one and is giving my poor rooster a hard time, I have tried to socialise them but it's not going smoothly. Their in separate inclosures so they can see each other but how long should i keep them separated and should I stand back to let them sort it out.
    Any help would be great
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and thanks for joining BYC! Unfortunately, I can not be of any assistance with your question, but I believe someone will be along soon to help. In the meantime you may want to check in the Behaviors and Egg Laying section. For relevant posts.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Young roosters do tend to get beat up at first. But once he is mature, he will be the ruler over your flock. As long as he is not a really tiny breed compared to the rest of your flock, he will take over. So you might keep him separate for a while till he grows up a bit. I would think by the time he is 6 months of age, he will fit right in.

    Good luck with your flock and we do welcome you to ours!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock!! Great advice there for you from TwoCrows. Hope you are able to get everyone living in harmony soon.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. There is an excellent article on introducing a new chicken to an existing flock at http://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/introducing-new-chickens. Also, you should seriously consider getting some more hens if you're going to keep a rooster as the recommended ration of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in integrating your rooster into your flock.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    With maturity comes confidence, the same hens picking on your poor boy, will be swooning for him in the months to come.
     

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