do I need to get rid of my rooster

cleblanc

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Sep 25, 2014
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My hen hatched a baby a couple months ago. It was not her egg so not her baby. But it is a Rooster. My hen is ready to wean it but they sleep in the same coop. I have no other chickens but my neighbor has plenty. I want to keep this rooster in hopes to keep my neighbors rooster away. But should I get rid of it for my hens sake? Any advice is much appreciated.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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My hen hatched a baby a couple months ago. It was not her egg so not her baby. But it is a Rooster. My hen is ready to wean it but they sleep in the same coop. I have no other chickens but my neighbor has plenty. I want to keep this rooster in hopes to keep my neighbors rooster away. But should I get rid of it for my hens sake? Any advice is much appreciated.

Are these the only two birds you have?
 

cleblanc

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Sep 25, 2014
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Yes it is. My hen is very friendly. and I really wanted her to have a friend.....
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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Oregon
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Yes it is. My hen is very friendly. and I really wanted her to have a friend.....

You would be better suited by getting her a nice hen (or two) for friends and re-homing the cockerel. As to keeping the neighbor's bird away, that is a good idea, but would be better accomplished in other ways.
 

cleblanc

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 25, 2014
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You would be better suited by getting her a nice hen (or two) for friends and re-homing the cockerel.  As to keeping the neighbor's bird away, that is a good idea, but would be better accomplished in other ways.

Well thanks so much for the fast response.
 

cleblanc

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5 Years
Sep 25, 2014
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Not sure what breed. Mutt of sorts really. And my hen is really done with it. She won't take to any other chickens. Only took to her hatchling till now.
 

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