New young rooster about to join the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dragontamer56, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 In the Brooder

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    I am aabout to go get an australorp rooster and the guy said that it was with his chicks this spring. So i have 4 australorp hens that are a year old and nine assorted hens that are about 4 months old. I have 1 buff orphington rooster and i will seperate him with the two buff hens that would leave 12 hens for the baby rooster to live with. Will they pick on him. Should i seperate him till hes bigger?
     

  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    Quarantine him for three weeks. Then add him to the flock & supervise to see how it goes.
     

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