A Tale of Two Roosters or Which Rooster is the Best Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Crazie Eddie, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Crazie Eddie

    Crazie Eddie In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2013
    As is my luck with selecting chickens, I ended up with yet another rooster in last years chicks. Fortunately, for a while I had room for two separate flocks, and there was peace.

    Unfortunately, I now need to consolidate, and there is only room for one rooster. But which rooster...

    Bubba la Douche is older and is very considerate of his hens, always finding and pointing out the best tidbits, but is a real coward when threatened by the unexpected (me in a sundress, for example). However, at the ripe old age of 3, he doesn't appear to be in the best of health - his favorite hen is a feather picker and he seems content to let her strip him bald, leaving him the textbook example of "henpecked".

    Gomer Piles (The Hemorrhoid Hen) is only one year old, and does his best defending his ladies, including standing up to my 70 pound dog (through a fence of course) and attacking me when I collect eggs, although he seems less interested in finding goodies for the girls. And while Gomer is young and virile, an accident while a youngster causes him to walk like a drunken Nazi, most amusing, but not a convincing threat.

    So who is the best rooster to lead my little flock? In our new digs there will be more free-ranging but with the increased risk of predators, although I can see that Bubba and the girls I've already moved seem much happier.

    I would happily place either of them in a good home rather than the stock pot I regularly threaten them with, but which one to keep?

    Any advice would be appreciated...
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    For me it would be an easy choice. I'd get rid of the human aggressive rooster and raise up another cockerel hoping for better temperament.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    yep, keep the older one, and try for a new replacement. Chicks raised in the flock or from some other crazy chicken person.

    Attacking you is a bad sign, and they generally keep on attacking, and will attack other people.

    Mrs K
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    x3! There's no room in my life for an attack bird, and that bad boy needs to go. He's stupid, at best, and dangerous to you and anyone else around. Mary
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Sorry, but I agree.

    And :lol:
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I vote for keeping the old one, too.
  7. Crazie Eddie

    Crazie Eddie In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2013
    Belated thank you all for replying. I'm now getting my courage organized to do the deed as I haven't found any volunteers...

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