New Rooster added to flock of 14 Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BGerres, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. BGerres

    BGerres Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Feb 22, 2013
    My Friend is adding a Rooster to her flock of 14 hens so that I can have some fertile eggs to incubate.
    How many days do you ALL think it should take for New Rooster to get acquainted with the hens and we can start collecting eggs for the incubator?
    thanks
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    5,916
    545
    341
    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    It may take a week or so. Just watch to see when the hens accept his advances.

    Oh boy, once you hatch your eggs you will have even more roosters eventually.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  3. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    9
    108
    Jan 29, 2012
    Brookville, Indiana
    how old is the rooster? i'd give it at least two weeks and if it is a young docile rooster you may have to wait three weeks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by