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I only have hens now since I can't imagine having all that rooster noise.  If I wanted to raise some chicks, could I "rent" a rooster for a time?  Should I?  Is there a better way?

Thx,

Rich in Alaska


I'd personally either buy one day old chicks or fertile eggs (i have a hen sitting on bought fertile eggs currently). "renting" a roo could jeopardise your biosecurity (i.e. possibly introduce disease to your flock) - its not a risk worth taking IMO. 

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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I'd personally either buy one day old chicks or fertile eggs (i have a hen sitting on bought fertile eggs currently). "renting" a roo could jeopardise your biosecurity (i.e. possibly introduce disease to your flock) - its not a risk worth taking IMO. 

If I don't have any roosters in my young flock, I'd prefer to raise one and then integrate him just because I'd want my own, but the point you just made is a really great one! I never thought about that. It ain't so much like breeding horses or other animals. Glad you mentioned that. 

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I have a whole thread o  roosters

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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