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How to introduce a new Rooster to a flock.

 
Joe Gag
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Hi, I have a 3 or 4 Year old Rooster, I have just been given a nice less then a year old EE Rooster ( I think it is a EE ,
They are the same size, I also was given to nice Hens to go along with the rooster.

The Hens seem to be doing ok with the group, My Guineas seem to be trying to go after the new Roo and my older Roo chased the new Roo off into the woods today as soon as the new roo left the coop. There doesn't seem to be many problems in the coop, the New and old Roo roost on the top near each other.

I did introduce them at night and put them on the perch int he dark.
 
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They will settle his order in the flock and, if he's smart, he will learn what he can or cannot do in the presence of your older rooster. If he is a good rooster, one day he may challenge your original flock master and win...and then you will see the tables turned. It's a sad day when the ol' guy gets dethroned.

I normally just throw everyone together and let them sort it out and, if the spare rooster is continuing to cause discord in the flock matrix after a couple of weeks, he is gone. If he fits in well, establishes his own little harem and doesn't tick off the big guy every two seconds, I keep him.
 
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They seem to be doing a little better, The new guy is even mounting some of the hens, My older Roo did chase him around the yard today but overall I think it is better.
 
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They are a social animal and perform well in a social structure, so if folks leave them alone, they usually sort it out to everyone's satisfaction. Some people get all bent out of shape when roosters fight and think they are going to kill one another. My thinking on this? If one kills the other, it is right and meet for it to be vanquished from the flock order and the victor to carry on those good genetics.

I've never had one rooster kill or even injure another rooster in 36 years, so it's just unlikely for this to happen at all.
 
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