Should I get a roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ALRwild, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it would be okay to introduce a full grown rooster into my flock once my pullets begin to lay. I am not sure if they wouldn't accept the rooster or pretend like he was there all along. Have you ever tried this before? If you have, then please let me know if you believe it would be a good idea. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    They might fight a little at first but that is normal because they are establishing the pecking order, so go get one!
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my best roo to the heat a few wks ago. I put a flock of 13 hens and one 17 wk old roo in with 9 hens and there was not a problem. Of course the hens had to work things out, but all is well after a couple of days.
     
  4. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a 6 month old rooster in with alot of hens of different ages and he figured hey theres 1 of my and about 15 of them maybe i should just go along with them. now they all follow him as if he was the chicken missiah
     
  5. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help! I'll be looking at getting one this next spring!
     
  6. DanyyChicken

    DanyyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why wait....
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree...why wait, there are a lot of people needing to re-home their roos....I bet you could find a great one!
     

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