Serama rooster with mixed flock of hens.. "Can and should I"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rcl700, May 29, 2016.

  1. Rcl700

    Rcl700 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a new flock (5) of mixed hens about 1 month old. I'm interested in putting a Serama rooster in with the flock. I cant have a rooster where I live, but the seramas' crow seems to be very quiet. I love to see the male roo's colors and attitude but I with my neighborhood and young young children a full sized boy is just not an option.


    My question is, canI put a Serama rooster with normal sized girls, and is it advisable.

    I can wait til they are fully grown or maybe let them grow up together.

    Please share your experiences and thoughts on this matter.

    Regards, [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I have kept other bantam breeds with large breed hens. They hold their own. I would probably house him next to them so he gets used to them and them him. I probably wouldn't add him until they are older and are ready for a rooster at around 4-5 months, but might try letting him mingle with supervision sooner to see how he acts.
     
  3. Rcl700

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    So,i should wait untill they get bigger then get a grown Serama roo.

    What about getting a baby Serama roo to put together with the baby hens?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I thought you had one, sorry, if you can get a young one close to their age that is best, otherwise add an adult when your hens start laying. So either way will work.
     

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