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Nasty rooster is gone

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I culled my nasty rooster today. Im just wondering how it will change things with my hens. Can someone who has done this before tell me the positives and negatives of doing this.
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Positives:

It will be quieter

It may be more peaceful

you won't get attacked any more

 

Indifferent:

The hens may seem a bit out of sorts for about 3 days

 

Negatives:

No more fertile eggs

No flock peacekeeper

No flock guardian

Hens will be more vulnerable to daytime predators

 

There are others but those are the highlights

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Will one of my hens take over as leader of flock? Will it just be 5 hens that do there own thing
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Usually one of the girls will end up being "the boss"- whoever is at the top of the pecking order, most likely. Some particularly dominant hens even go so far as crowing and other roo behaviors in the absence of a roo, but that's not common. Usually one hen will be the leader, but might not be as dedicated/involved as a good roo would be.

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Girls have their own hierarchy, roo or not. I can't see anything but good coming of getting rid of a nasty roo. I no longer have a roo and my flock is much more seemingly content and I know I am for sure. As for protection from predators or at least acting as sentry, I'm not convinced- my flock uses squirrels as a sentry and they whoop the butt of any roo (where I live, at least).

And possibly most importantly, I don't get any earache from my wife about crowing! big_smile.png

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