Seperating from flock

flashgary2650

Chirping
6 Years
Oct 6, 2015
4
2
62
West cork Ireland
Hi, I have a pullet about 2 months old and my cockerel is starting to attack it and it's mum. My friend wants a cockerel but at what age can I seperate the pullet from the flock?
Many thanks in advance.
Gary
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Southeast Louisiana
I'm confused on what's going on too. I feel there is a lot more to this story than we know. But I don't have to know that to answer this question.
at what age can I seperate the pullet from the flock?
You can separate any chicken from the flock at any age, right after hatch until old age. You need to provide age-appropriate food, clean water, and appropriate housing due to weather or predators. You may need to integrate it. I don't know what situation you want to put that chick into or what might be entailed with that, but that 2 month old pullet can be separated at any time.

Do you maybe have another question?
 

flashgary2650

Chirping
6 Years
Oct 6, 2015
4
2
62
West cork Ireland
I'm confused on what's going on too. I feel there is a lot more to this story than we know. But I don't have to know that to answer this question.

You can separate any chicken from the flock at any age, right after hatch until old age. You need to provide age-appropriate food, clean water, and appropriate housing due to weather or predators. You may need to integrate it. I don't know what situation you want to put that chick into or what might be entailed with that, but that 2 month old pullet can be separated at any time.

Do you maybe have another question?
Sorry my mistake.
Il start again.
I had two chicks hatch two months ago. One hen and one male. The cockerel in the flock is attacking the young male, not constantly but a few times a day.
My friend who has grown hens wants a cockerel. Is it ok to give him the two months old male now or is it too young? I would keep him but not sure if that's feasible with a cockerel already in the flock.
I guess that's the easiest way to explain it.
Thanks for getting back to me and sorry I didn't explain better before.
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
28,076
22,799
907
Southeast Louisiana
Thanks, I think I understand. I'm not sure I have a good response.

It can be rough integrating a single chicken. If you give your friend the cockerel, your pullet will be by herself. They like to have a buddy, the older hens may not accept her for a few more months. If you had two or more pullets I'd say go ahead, but since you only have one I'd want to keep him another three or four months to give the pullet some time to grow up so she can join the flock.

When you give the cockerel to your friend it is up to them to integrate him to their flock. I don't now what your friend's flock or facilities look like or how much experience integrating chickens they have. When you give him away he is no longer your problem.
 

flashgary2650

Chirping
6 Years
Oct 6, 2015
4
2
62
West cork Ireland
Thanks, I think I understand. I'm not sure I have a good response.

It can be rough integrating a single chicken. If you give your friend the cockerel, your pullet will be by herself. They like to have a buddy, the older hens may not accept her for a few more months. If you had two or more pullets I'd say go ahead, but since you only have one I'd want to keep him another three or four months to give the pullet some time to grow up so she can join the flock.

When you give the cockerel to your friend it is up to them to integrate him to their flock. I don't now what your friend's flock or facilities look like or how much experience integrating chickens they have. When you give him away he is no longer your problem.
Ok thanks. Il wait and see if things change in another couple of months
 

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