when to get a rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhpues, May 25, 2011.

  1. rhpues

    rhpues Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    Timmonsville sc
    My gals are 8 weeks old right now, would it be dangerous to put a rooster 1 yr old with them?
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    I have no idea, but would think be better to put in a younger roo instead of an older one. He might get a little ruff and want some action before they're old enough and ready for it.
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    i agree, older roos can be rough. i find that having roos younger than the hens works because he learns to respect the girls before he grows up. if you want the 1 yr old roo, then wait to put him in with the girls until they're a little older.

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