New Rooster in the Hen house

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by georgiagal317, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. georgiagal317

    georgiagal317 New Egg

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    We have a mixed flock of 12 hens that are 9 mths old. We would like to get a rooster for the girls now. What is the best way to introduce him into the flock? Should I keep him separate but in view of them for a few days, to make sure he is not bringing anything creepy into the group? So far we have not had any illnesses with our girls. Also how many hens to rooster should the ratio be? All help to make a smooth transition will be appreciated. We are schedule to pick him up on January 2, 2009.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard you should keep new birds separate for 3 to 4 weeks to be safe.1 rooster will care for all your hens.
     

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