Was nervous about introduction, surprising results.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trunkman, May 21, 2011.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I just introduced my 12 week old EE's to the rest of the flock, adults and 18 week olds and had some neat results, one of the 18 week old roos came and introduced himself to the young EE's and tried to take charge of the younger roos, well the young EE roo wanted no part of it. When the 18 week old went and attacked he got quite a surprise, the young roos jumped on his back and grabbed the older roos neck and yanked a bunch of feathers off, this went on 2 more times and now the older roo mingling with the young flock like nothing ever happened. So far so good, I'm going back out there to see how things are going and report any more fun things that may happen later.. [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    [​IMG] I'm glad they seemed to mingle together with minimum issues. If the bigger rooster was a little more mature, you could have had problems with some serious fighting.
     

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