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Howdy, soon to be chicken owners here in Floresville. Built a coop with run and just about to place a order with Cackle for some Dominiques and Wyandottes. Not sure if I wanted to get a rooster or not. We have a lot of hawks around the house and heard they help with that. Any suggestions or pros and cons on the rooster ?

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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. A roo will certainly make a good alarm caller, but as for anything else, he is more likely to be killed or injured by a hawk (assuming he is not a coward to begin with). People's opinions vary on the subject of roos - I'd suggest typing something like "Roo, yes or no?" in the search box and seeing what pops up.

 

More generally, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.
 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
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There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. I wishing you luck on your chicken adventure. frow.gif
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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A lot of folks don't keep roosters any more  unless they need him for "fertile" eggs to sell or hatch.    The hens are usually much happier with them.

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

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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

 

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