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

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

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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