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When to add the roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by doubleatraining, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be the first time I have added a rooster to my laying flock. I have 6 hens ranging from 2 years to 20 weeks. The rooster I have is fairly young too. (20-24 weeks) Right now I have him in a separate pen. He is a BCM and I have heard they when going through maturity they can be very aggressive and rough with the hens.

    Should I wait until he is older to add him to the flock or should I go ahead and add him to my girls now and hope the older hens keep him in line while he grows up?
     
  2. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. guineaman

    guineaman Out Of The Brooder

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    have they had any contact at all? imo the hens will most likely stand their ground. do any of them free range?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would suggest trying to add him now while closely monitoring the introduction.
     
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    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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