Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: In a pond somewhere Australia, Queensland
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Introducing 3 new hens to a lonely rooster, HELP PLEASE
Omelette my frizzle rooster, has been on his own for a day. My aunt was going to get me a few hens and chicks, but at the last minute she couldn't. Tomorrow, I am going to pick up 3 young bantam hens in a hope they will make perfect companions for my lonely buddy. 2 of the are pekins and one is a silkie cross with a naked neck. I am really wondering what the best way to introduce them would be. I was speaking to the guy and all the hens have been wormed, and vaccinated. So I am not worried about them passing on disease. Of course tomorrow I'll give them a check over for anything strange.
What is the best way to introduce Omelette to my new hens? I was thinking maybe I could run some chicken wire across the run put the girls on one side and Omelette on the other. Would that work? Only problem is I only have ONE hutch to put ALL the chickens in the night. So I'm am fear full the he might attack them, and kill them.
All you comments will be appreciated!