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post #11 of 17
From what Ive learned Roos are great if you are free ranging. They keep the ladies safe ish. They on the look out for any predators. And for reproductive reasons.
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So a beginner question. Would there be any benefit in keeping a rooster? I really don't have the room for my chickens to breed since I live in the suburbs (in all honesty I probably am not supposed to have chickens in general and it's a good thing they are quiet so they don't bother my neighbors) so is there any purpose in keeping a rooster?
post #12 of 17
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In your situation, there's not benefit to keeping him. He's going to start crowing any time and probably annoy you and the neighbors. You have an enclosed run, so he's not needed for predator protection. You've said you're not looking to hatch eggs and expand your flock, so he's not needed there. IMO he's just going to be a freeloader who eats a ton of food and is basically worthless to you. I'd start trying to get rid of him.

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X 2 -- especially given you are not even sure you are legally allowed to have birds at all, as his crowing will definitely attract attention.  For areas where backyard bird are allowed keeping "crowing birds" (aka roosters) is generally prohibited. 

I agree with both of the above posts.

post #13 of 17

If he start's crowing  the "rooster will be out of the bag,"  and your neighbors will be quick to report you  - worse is you may not be able to have hens either.   Get him out of town asap.

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post #14 of 17
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Well two days ago Nuggets decided to start crowing (it was a rather cute attempt) so he has to go. Luckily my husband works with someone who has a decent amount of land and has chickens free-ranging on his property. He said he would take Nuggets and in return he will give me a hen. Sad to see Nuggets go but I don't think my neighbors will be happy when he really gets his voice and the crowing really starts.
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Originally Posted by PreChickenLady View Post

Well two days ago Nuggets decided to start crowing (it was a rather cute attempt) so he has to go. Luckily my husband works with someone who has a decent amount of land and has chickens free-ranging on his property. He said he would take Nuggets and in return he will give me a hen. Sad to see Nuggets go but I don't think my neighbors will be happy when he really gets his voice and the crowing really starts.


No surprise there, but I'm glad you've found a good home for Nuggets. :o)

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I was not surprised when he started crowing, I actually expected it to happen a lot sooner, but my husband was convinced that he was actually a she and kept putting off asking his friend if he would take him.  He was outside the first time Nuggets attempted to crow and he came in and said well I guess it really is a boy hahaha.

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post #17 of 17

Sheesh, I wish I could find someone to give me a hen for a cockerel!

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