New rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pthieberger, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Pthieberger

    Pthieberger Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Aug 29, 2014
    Just curious. I picked up a trio of leghorns the other day and already have one rooster. I'm in the process of adding the rooster to the flock. How long should I keep the new rooster caged up??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You should have them all quarantined for 4-6 weeks first, far away from your current flock, longer if you are checking for signs of Marek's Disease. I've never added a full grown rooster to a flock that already had a rooster in charge, would never try it, personally, so can't help you there. I've only raised up the sons of my rooster and slowly added them so they sort of grew up into the flock.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by