new rooster im not shearing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by okiecowboy, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. okiecowboy

    okiecowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    ok got a new rooster 6days ago locked him down with the rest of my flock for the 5 days today turned them all out now the old one fights him but didnt bother him while on lock down but now none of the hens hang with him still with the old man and the new one is hanging up in the trees far away from the rest should i lock him and a few hens up with him alone or just let things go for awhile longer
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The old rooster probably did let the new one know he wasn't wanted - when they were locked in together. That is why he is up in the trees. A rooster can handle ten hens each - if you don't have that many, or more the new one won't be allowed to have his own. Roosters are hardly ever friendly with each other unless they grew up together from hatching.

    It's not safe for your new roo to be up a tree where all kinds of predators can grab him. You may have to have two separate flocks with separate run & coops so the new one doesn't get beat up or run off.
     
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on Drumstick diva's comments. Roosters are beautiful and certainly fill a need if you want fertile eggs but too many roos (or not enough hens) can be a challenge.

    Good luck to you, thanks for joining us!
     
  5. okiecowboy

    okiecowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    thank u yall for reply i have 20 hens thats y i got the other roo but 4 have baby's and they all free range then sleep in barn\coop half my barn is set up for them
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Great advice above. Good luck.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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