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

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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