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Separating the roos from the hens, I need advice, please!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DonnaBelle, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    My RIR chicks are 7 weeks old today. I have about an equal number of hens and roos. I also have 3 adult RIR hens and a big adult Amauraca Rooster, at least I think he's that breed, he was given to me. He does have light green legs. He is a great rooster, sweet to me, and very protective of his ladies.

    I have a large chicken house 12 x 24 with a wire panel and door that separates it into 2 chicken areas. So at the present time, I have 4 chickens on one side with their own outside run, and 56 chickens on the other side, with their own outside run.

    My question is, when should I put the little boys by themselves and move the little girls in with the big rooster and his three hens?

    I am hoping someone have give me some advice about handling this situation. This is my first (chicken) rodeo.


  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I had all of mine together for several months till the roos started fighting. Maybe someone else has more insight.

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