BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New chicken
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New chicken

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
A rooster wondered into our yard 2 weeks ago .....we live in the cold but he`ll come inside.. Docile with us and our cats....very tame...but he can't live inside.....most important .....can he be happy without a hen....I love him....he's cool as **** and want him to stay but don't want a bunch of chickens but might deal with free eggs if necessary....SUGGESTIONS...FYI I have the yard for more chickens
post #2 of 7
welcome-byc.gif!

He'll be happiest with some hens - I'd recommend at least five, more if possible, since roosters are hard on hens if they don't have enough. As an alternative, you could get one more rooster. With no hens to fight over you'd be fine to keep just them and they should get along fairly peacefully. Then hens would make him happier, though.

You'll also need to build a coop to keep them all safe from predators and the elements, especially since it sounds like you have some cold weather.
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
Reply
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
Reply
post #3 of 7

agree with Pyxis

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #4 of 7

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanx everyone
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I was thinking 1 chicken lol....not a good idea????....I have a decent yard but I'm not a farmer ......liking him as more of a pet .....thinking 6 chickens are too much maybe.....and do you think they wander more wander less in a group....FREDDY stays close to home generally???
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by joetta4ever View Post

I was thinking 1 chicken lol....not a good idea????....I have a decent yard but I'm not a farmer ......liking him as more of a pet .....thinking 6 chickens are too much maybe.....and do you think they wander more wander less in a group....FREDDY stays close to home generally???

One hen probably isn't a good idea. Honestly six chickens aren't that much more work than two. You're already going to have to build a coop, so you'd just have to build it a little bigger. Otherwise most chores will be the same. You'll have to clean the coop, give them feed, and give them water either way.

As for the wandering, once you have them coop trained they'll come home every night to the coop. Mine don't go far as long as they're well fed. If they run out of feed they'll go a little farther in search of things to eat, but as long as you keep their feeder full they probably won't go too far. And if you build them a run, you can keep them in when you won't be around to watch them, which is always a good idea anyway so that you don't lose them to predators.
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
Reply
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New chicken