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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lokibinian, Jun 10, 2017.
If I could make that much on extra males I'd be making a road trip too.
Roosters are roosters, and some of them are real jerks. We've had chickens for thirty years and have never culled or given away anybody (We're vegans, our own eggs aside.). Roosters are typically aggressive toward people more than toward other chickens (I've had more chicken-on-chicken injury from nasty hens, particulary early on before we learned how valuable roosters are in maintaining order amongst the hens - not the most PC fact, but there it is!) We just put up with it. Timid and inexperienced company gets a broom, so that they can fend for themselves. They usually get a kick out of it. Mind the toddlers, of course, who lack the sense (or height) to look out for themselves. Our chickens are free range, so they each have a few hens and crow at one another from whatever high spot they can find. Real fights are very rare. I don't really see it as a problem: roosters are roosters, and they're just part of the deal.