Culling a Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickie Newby, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Chickie Newby

    Chickie Newby Hatching

    Mar 22, 2011
    Can anyone tell me what the consequences will be to my two hens, Scarlett and Biddy, if I give my rooster, Henry, away? He has turned really mean and aggressive. I have found a good home for him, so I know HE will be okay. But I need to know how this is going to affect the girls. Will they adjust? I never really wanted a rooster in the first place (I live in town), and he was kind of a surprise! To add to the problem, my son is in a wheelchair and can't even go in the back yard without Henry attacking his legs! We just can't have this. Thanks for any help you can offer!!!!!!!
  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    YES! They will adjust. They may even get to relax once in awhile.
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    I just processed 5 roos a couple of weeks ago. Still have 9 pullets that adjusted very well. Two more started laying within a week of sending the roos to the freezer. Not sure if that had anything to do with it but that's my story and I'm sticking to it! [​IMG]

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