do I really need a rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dobela, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Dobela

    Dobela Chirping

    Feb 4, 2011
    Quote:I am in Garland County.

    Well that's not all that far from us. We're in Polk. If you don't get the roo you want, let me know.

    Tnanks! I appreciate your offer. I guess all I can do now is wait and see [​IMG]
  2. kidd42

    kidd42 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    We started our first flock 2 years ago, and had made the decision to not keep any roo's if we got any in our mail order chicks. We ended up with two roo's out of 26 chicks. We gave the roo's away and kept only 9 hens for ourselves and gave the others to friends to start flocks. Our reasoning was mostley due to the crowing, and the stories of mean roo's.
    We have since rethought this decision. We have people with roo's all around us, so crowing is not an issue. And I figure if we get a mean roo's we will have an wicked chicken and dumpling dinner. [​IMG] But our main reasoning to get a roo, is for flock protection and to start getting our own chicks and letting the hens raise them.

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