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post #21 of 27
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I never kill a rooster.You never know if he will change.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post

I never kill a rooster.You never know if he will change.
To each his own. Roosters don't usually "Change" if you mean going from a full out aggressive kick boxing beak thumping 7-10 lbs of rooster, bent on beating you bloody....to a love puppy following you around the yard looking for a friendly neck scratch....I think you are dreaming. But ya never know I guess so good luck. Keep us updated on your progress.
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Just as a warning...... There are lots of people on this site who have reported that the No Crow collars do not work. And at least two members her have reported that their rooster died while wearing one.
If it's just one rooster and all the girl's...he probably won't be too noisy. If he is a young cockrel the girl's might put the run on him...not a problem if he's a mature boy. They will like having him with them. I gave one of my extra Roosters to a friend who lost all but one of his Austerlerp hens to a Fox. The roo was a mature youngster...the friend said he released him into the coop with the hen....she took one look at him and squatted down for him....he said he felt like he should have turned away and gave them some privacy.... guess they are attached at the wing now.
post #24 of 27
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To each his own. Roosters don't usually "Change" if you mean going from a full out aggressive kick boxing beak thumping 7-10 lbs of rooster, bent on beating you bloody....to a love puppy following you around the yard looking for a friendly neck scratch....I think you are dreaming. But ya never know I guess so good luck. Keep us updated on your progress.

My rooster Joe changed.He would attack me all the time,I made him stop.I have heard of many cases of that happening.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by the poppster View Post


If it's just one rooster and all the girl's...he probably won't be too noisy. If he is a young cockrel the girl's might put the run on him...not a problem if he's a mature boy. They will like having him with them. I gave one of my extra Roosters to a friend who lost all but one of his Austerlerp hens to a Fox. The roo was a mature youngster...the friend said he released him into the coop with the hen....she took one look at him and squatted down for him....he said he felt like he should have turned away and gave them some privacy.... guess they are attached at the wing now.

If hens haven't had a rooster in awhile,or never they are submissave.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #26 of 27
Joe accepted you as being dominant to him, so he quit attacking you. But I don't need 12 extra Roosters and no one else wants them....unless they intend to put them in the freezer. Why raise them only to give them to someone else to eat them....so I eat them. They are dispatched with as little stress as possible...and they are treated with respect. I love my birds. But if you raise them you must be prepared to take responsibility to do what you must when the time comes....be it having to put a sick, suffering bird out of its misery....or culling unneeded extra Roosters. I do it because I respect and love my birds. I take that responsibility when the time comes....not some stranger. They do not run from me. I handle them gently. Mother Nature is a cruel heartless killer. Most creatures in the wild die slowly...and in many cases are being eaten while still alive. I 've watched coyote ham string a fawn....and proceed to feed on its headquarters while the front half is struggling to get away. My birds don't suffer. It's over before they know what's happening. I don't Enjoy it....but I take responsibility to be the one to do it.
post #27 of 27

The problem with problem roosters, even if they stop attacking you, they are very likely to attack the next person, or a child. 

 

But each his own, keep them if you want. I agree with Poppster - I manage my flock for my flock. Too many roosters are not good for my flock.

 

Mrs K

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