When do you know it is time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by hsm5grls, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my 2 roo's now for about a week. They can see my hens but are separated from them. They are constantly dancing for the hens like they really want to get to them. I was wondering when will I know it is o.k. to introduce them all and let them live together. Also what can I expect when they are together at first. Will there be a lot of fighting etc. I really think the roo's are ready to meet the girls.....not so sure the girls want to meet the roo's. Want this to go as smoothly as possible. Any suggestions will help.
     
  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    giving myself a bump!! [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the roos are completely new to the flock they should be quarrentined away from the hens for at least 30 days.

    How big is your flock? Roos get territorial and may not want to share the hens after a time. If they begin to fight you'll have to separate them or get rid of one.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    MissPrissy is right...New birds quarantined 30 days away from your flock to make sure they don't bring anything into your hens.....Depending on how many hens you have you might have fight issues with the roosters wanting to mate the same hens....If they free range that will help ....just watch... I have 3 roosters two different breeds, two separate pens and one of each of the breeds I can not let out together they draw blood baths.....
     

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