HELP - Adding much younger Rooster to flock of older hens
I aquired a 3 month old rooster today and am trying to add him to my flock of 1 year old hens. I have him separated by wire from the flock in the pen, and from what I've read, he should stay there for about a week.... other sources say, add new flock members at night...
My question is, if I leave him in seclusion where is he supposed to sleep? or do I put him in with the Hens after they are asleep and then separate him again in the morning?
He is almost the same size as the Ladies but some of them were trying to peck at him this morning.
I should have done some research on this before I brought him home, I guess I just thought he would step up and be "THE MAN" and the Ladies would adore him. But now I have seen the true meaning of the word henpecked...The poor guy, he's out numbered 9 to 1