Culling flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bailey'smama, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. bailey'smama

    bailey'smama Out Of The Brooder

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    When it is time to cull your flock of excess roosters, how do you know which one to keep?

    Currently, I have 2 roosters and 6 hens, and clearly, one rooster has to go. One rooster I bought as a chick, and he has established himself as the dominant rooster. His only bad habit is continual crowing. The second rooster I hatched from an egg, and his only bad trait is the fact that his father was the nastiest rooster I've ever seen. He has not displayed any aggression, but I'm afraid he will just due to genetics.

    So how do I choose? Who stays and who goes?
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will get use to the crowing unless your neighbors are griping I'd keep him. That's just my opinion. I like a good crowing rooster.
     

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