Roo to bring harmony to flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 92Pony, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. 92Pony

    92Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2010
    South Carolina
    I currently have a flock of 9 (3br, 3BO, 3EE). This 9 was just accomplished this weekend by merging 4 with my original 5. I already had an issue with one of my BOs being picked on pretty badly, and have identified the main perps (another thread). Everyone else seems to be getting along better than I had expected.

    Question; Would/could bringing in a rooster help to bring stability to my flock? Not only for the one picking situation, but for overall?


  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I doubt it, Wade. I love roosters and wouldn`t be without several of them, but that`s just me and my brand of fowl. It could help, but it`s a crap shoot. Good luck with whatever you decide to do..........Pop
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    I would...I have 16 pullets, and 3 roos...2 are in charge, one is getting re-homed.

    I am a newbie with roos, and LOVE them. They do keep peace, break up squabbles, call the girls to food,
    warn for danger...

    give it a try, but have a back up plan for them if it doesn't work...but I don't see how it wouldn't!

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