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choosing a rooster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silverchick, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. silverchick

    silverchick Out Of The Brooder

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    what are favored breeds of rooster to keep around (for fertilized eggs)? a docile nature & a rooster that makes a good cross for egg production ...I currently have RSL pullets & will be adding some Golden Comets & maybe some GL Wyandottes ...thoughts? TYVM!

    also ...kind of another subject ...I plan on picking up a few of the Comets today - we got the RSL several days ago ...is it okay to just put them altogether at this point? They are all pullets of about the same age (7-10 days). Thanks again
     
  2. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid I was tormented by a HUGE White Rock Roo and a RIR roo. Those A*$$ H*!@$ would always attack every time they saw me. I was SO glad when my Dad dispatched those SOB's to the pot. I have never enjoyed a batch of chicken and dumplings as much as that particular batch. So this time around I got 2 Buff Orps and 2 Australorps. Buff Orps are good egg producers and a Australorp hen holds the world record at 364 eggs in one year. Ive read the are good Roo's and very friendly and docile towards their owners. I wont be able to tell for sure until they are adults, but I got 4 so I can chose the best 1.
    I think 7 and 10 day old would be fine to put together. They are too young to know the difference. Chicks in the same clutch can be 3 days apart in age.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  3. TinaSwarr

    TinaSwarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them together up to 3 weeks apart but I do have a seperate brooder I move bigger ones to once they start trying to fly..../... and butchgood.. I know what you mean I am tormented by a rooster daily, that will be one good pot of stew when I find a replacement for him.
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually don't have a rooster yet, but I'm planning to get one this year. The one I am most interested in is a Buff Orpington. I knew someone with this type of rooster and he was the friendliest rooster they had.
     

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