can roos live happy by themselves?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninny, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Im wondering if roos can live happy be themselves or in groups with no hens? or is that not likely? I perfer roos to hens and i would like to keep show roos only but i want them to be happy
  2. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2007
    Yes. We have roosters that live alone. They are quite content and happy. No problems at all.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I had a batchelor pad at the festival where I cared for the poultry and rabbits. There were 8 beautiful little bantam roos and they got along great! I do believe they were raised together though. Don't know if that makes a difference.
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I bet they would be much better behaved without hens. That is why my roo was so mean. He thought he had to protect them.
  5. Depends on the roo. If you have more than one, then you need space for them to escape from one another. Since you can not "geld" a roo you may wish to find roos of the same size and temperment. I would think the polish roos would get along just fine with other polish roos. They seem to be perfect gentleroos.
  6. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Lempster, NH
    Quote:Isn't that how "capons" are created? I remember reading about how to do it and was completely appalled.

  7. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    would silkie and showgirls roos be okay together you think? and yes a capon is a gelded roo
  8. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Probably happier than they would be in the soup pot [​IMG]

    I have heard they can do fine together, with no hens.

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