Hello, I haven't been on for quite some time but I have a question because about 8 weeks ago or so I got me some new chicks. There a starting to show there personality and I absolutely love new babies or should I say teenagers. LOL. Well out of 5 of my leghorn chicks I ended up with roosters. I have never had a rooster and now I have two. I have no idea what to do with them, do I have make a different pen for them, can they be with my chickens? Do they eat different food? I might have to give them away because I don't know if I am a rooster person. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
I would recommend checking to make sure you are zoned for roosters, first. If not it could make a lot of trouble for you. Roosters can be obnoxious when they crow all day. I would also suggest rehoming one of them if you intend to have a rooster. They can get very fierce with each other when the hormones kick in
They eat the same food and have all the same needs as hens They're just boy chickens Some can be aggressive to people, some are sweet, some are super "amorous" with hens, others are very gentle. It just depends on the bird.