One Rooster & 3 Different Female Layers = ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhschulz2000, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. rhschulz2000

    rhschulz2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning on starting with 3 different breeds of female chicks, i.e., Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and Black Australorps. I am going to start without a rooster as I am primarily raising the chickens for brown eggs. If I decide that I want to try and have my chickens raise a brood of chicks, would I want to get an Australorp rooster, since that is the most broody breed out of the three? And is it difficult to add a rooster later, and if so, any suggestions on making that happen. Thanks for your response. Bob
     
  2. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would wait and get a rooster of whichever breed you decide you like the best after getting to know your hens. I have never had problems introducing a new roo or hen. But I gave my neighbor a rooster and his hens tried to kill it. He then put it in a introduction pen for a couple of weeks and re-introduced the roo and everything was fine.
     

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