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New Rooster and Hens Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crazyhatlady, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought a rooster for breeding. I have him in quaratine in another coop that is 300 feet away from my main coop where I have 30 hens.

    I am going to put some "sacrificial" hens in with him to make sure he is not a carrier of anything. I am willing to sacrifice anywhere from 4-5 hens if I have to.

    My worries are over breeding and hurting my hens if there is not enough for him to mate with.

    How many would you put in with him?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put 3-5 hens in with him at a time.
    Typically I would put only 5 in his pen every week.
    What kind of roo is he?
    And is he willing to mate with hens?

    BCP
     
  3. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    He is an Easter Egger that is a year old. I am not sure if he is willing to mate or not. But he does call out to my hens quite often from his coop.
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Than he is courting
    Does he dabble? ( Dabble means freezing over a piece of food, and making a certain noise to get the hens attention.

    BCP
     
  5. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes. Every time I throw him a little scratch or finds something in the run.
     
  6. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hopefully he will start making it happen soon

    Good Luck

    BCP
     
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Queen of The Coop Premium Member

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    He shouldn't hurt the hens, if he us doing the 'food call' making a noise over some food, he is being a gentlemen and letting them have the food he found. [​IMG]
     
  8. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you BCP and RodNTN .
     

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