Adding a Roo and Chicken Stock - Weird Neighbors

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by HenoftheWoods, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. HenoftheWoods

    HenoftheWoods Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!! Finallly got the coop done and the run should be covered this weekend. I caved and we have 4 red? pullets and 4 BLS from TSC they are very friendly the "Jezzies"- BSL are more so than the "Charlottes" the reds. We couldn't tell them apart at first so the reds became Charlottes and the BLS became Jezabels. They are now about 8 wee.ks old Moved them to the coop this past weekend. Question-- both neighbors WANT me to have a Rooster! ! They used to have chickens and miss the crowing!![​IMG] I am a first time chicken owner and would love a cool sexy roo but not to full of himself. Suggestions... Love the sight.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    How wonderful! I love to hear mine crow, and to watch them. Check out the BSA section here, and, cautiously, Craigislist. You might want to wait a month or two, to get one the same age/size and because by then you will at least have an idea how well behaved he will be. Or, find one about the same age now, and cross your fingers. I think most roos are civilized, and the nasty ones are the exception. There are usually some free or very cheap roos in the BSA here -- a roo shouldn't be hard to find.

    A flock wouldn't feel like a flock to me without a roo or two. Mine are presently guarding the half grown chicks that their broody/mama no longer mothers. And they are so beautiful. Lots of advantages.
     

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