Newbie needs sme help with Rooster and new chicks.

NHarinton

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 20, 2014
2
0
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So I have read alot and still have a question or two.

Just got a coop and we have about 1/4 acre of fenced in yard to free range along with 3 acres of forest. I have a friend giving me a 6mth old Rhode Island Red Rooster that is friendly. We planned on getting 4-6 chicks for laying.

What do I need to know about introducing the chicks after being inside to the rooster? Will this be an issue?


Lastly, is it possibly to get a few hens so we have eggs sooner? Or will all the changes and introductions be too much stress?


Thanks all!!!
 

gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
15,521
1,311
446
South Western Death Valley, Ca.
So I have read alot and still have a question or two.

Just got a coop and we have about 1/4 acre of fenced in yard to free range along with 3 acres of forest. I have a friend giving me a 6mth old Rhode Island Red Rooster that is friendly. We planned on getting 4-6 chicks for laying.

What do I need to know about introducing the chicks after being inside to the rooster? Will this be an issue?


Lastly, is it possibly to get a few hens so we have eggs sooner? Or will all the changes and introductions be too much stress?


Thanks all!!!





Yes with adult hens you should have a great flock and plenty of room to roam
but for the introduction I do this ...




These chicks are 3 weeks old and are slowly being introduced
to the flock and behind the cage for their safety ...
 
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