Suggestions for adding a new rooster w/established bantam rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by heybarb, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    North Carolina
    We've got a bantam OEG rooster that is really friendly, but hides faster than the girls when there's a threat. We are also hoping to hatch some chicks some day in the future. We've talked about adding a full size rooster to our small flock and wondered how an introduction could be made that would help a full size rooster and our bantam roo get along better. We are leaning towards adding a Jersey Giant since many of our girls are full size.

    Any experienced folks want to share advice or suggestions?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I've never raised bantams but I know their size doesn't necessarily diminish their aggressiveness.

    If you have plenty of hens and space adding roosters isn't usually a big deal.
    You always want to quarantine new birds. After the quarantine period, I would remove the original rooster, putting him in the quarantine space and give the new one a few days to get used to the flock and then return the original.

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