Young Hens and Older Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by littlefork, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. littlefork

    littlefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have nine 8 week old hens that we got from MPC. I found someone who has a great roo that is about a year old. Can I integrate an older roo into a younger flock? I'd love to have a roo, DH says no roos. I need to know if this will work first before I start to campaign.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I'd be more comfortable waiting until they get closer to laying age. Whether it works or not will depend largely on the rooster. If he's a nice guy to his ladies, it will work. If he's like a hormonal teen, he'll probably be too rough on them especially if he tries to breed them before they're even close to being ready.
     

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