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do I need a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lrayle, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2013
    If you don't mind could you read the post above and now I have another question Would having a rooster help with the older hens running off the young ones
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I don't know the 'post above' to which you're referring.

    A rooster (once accepted into the flock) does tend to keep the peace.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    No, roosters will not usually help prevent bullying of birds in a flock. A rooster's job is to keep the hens safe, mate with them, and give them food, not to work out their arguments. Older hens always have to show their dominance to younger, subordinate ones. Once the pecking order is established, things should quiet down.

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