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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by upstateNYandy, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. upstateNYandy

    upstateNYandy Out Of The Brooder

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    O.K., I have 1 white rock, 2 partridge rocks & 2BBB turkeys all living happily together. Because our local feed store delayed us almost 2 months on the delivery of our partridge rock rooster we have kept him seperate but now want to introduce him. well, the gang of girls want nothing to do with him other than to beat him up,fiercely!!! What can I do?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You didn't mention age, which is key. When they are all full size you should be able to integrate him without too much violence, although there will be some, hopefully not bloody. Until then, they should be kept where they can see and hear each other but can't attack. Sometimes you can do it sooner, especially if they've been near each other a while. Sometimes they will free range the same area peacefully enough, though not grouped together, but won't tolerate being in a coop together for a while. Every flock is different. I wish you luck.
     

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