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New Hens to my Rooster! How to??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NC29mom, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. NC29mom

    NC29mom Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    I have a question:

    Should I be concerned about fighting when adding 10 japanese BTW 8 month old hens to my 5 month old japanese BTW rooster?

    I am assuming he will realize they are girls and not other roosters? (all the girls are coming from the same place) Should I add all of the hens at once? Or a few at the time?

    **I have another BTW rooster, I actually have 2 (see my avatar). I have decided to just add my non-dominant rooster, Luther, to the hens and leave the dominant one, Tiger, out to free range. I'm sure Tiger will spend the majority of his day going up and down the fence line, but I just don't have any other choice at the moment. If I can find a really good home for him, I can let him go with a few of the hens. BUt, until then, he'll be free-ranging!
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Glad you decided on Luther... hope this works out for you.

    Don't know about adding a mature roo. Mine all come up through the ranks.

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