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Stuff has changed. I'm gonna cull that rooster who attacked me after all i done for it.

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Stuff has changed. I'm gonna cull that rooster who attacked me after all i done for it.

Don't be too angry at the rooster. They're not pets, they're livestock. They have two purposes in their eyes - mate and protect hens, and that is why they are aggressive. Culling is a responsible choice, but do it out of necessity rather than anger. 

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Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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I am of the camp, that roosters take some experience by the owner, so I too, recommend a couple of years of just hens. No need to rush into this hobby. You have years to enjoy this hobby.

 

As your hens age, pray for a broody hen, allow her to raise up some chicks in the flock. Then you have a multi- generational flock. The older birds will teach the younger birds some respect, and you tend to get nicer roosters. The chicks raised by a hen, won't be the sit in your lap pets, but will be stronger and healthier. They are fun to watch. 

 

With a flock, you have learned the most important lesson, you have to subtract birds. Some don't fit in the flock, some don't fit with people. They need to go. Others will fit better.

 

Wish you well with this hobby that I have enjoyed for years.

 

Mrs K

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