Do you like roosters?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Leah567, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Do you like roosters?
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like them because they protect my hens, and fertilize my eggs, but overall it depends on the roosters personality
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Yeah! I agree.
  4. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

    Dec 17, 2016
    Dirigo! (Maine).
    You are so right!
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    It does depend on the roosters personality.I like my roosters big ones hate the small bantam he is nuts.The big ones Zeus and Spots are most docie.Dont mind being picked up and worked on.

    They do lots of alarming and legit are always on watch out.If the hens dont see,they do,which then alerts me to scare the hawk away.
    Not sure what they would if a hawk actually grabbed a hen.Thr lead roo has attacjed my dog and got her off a hen,but I have several hens who do the same,so roos are just here because their pets,hens can do the same thing they can.
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    I agree!
  7. adstowe

    adstowe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2016
    I like having a roo around. I've had good ones and bad ones. The bad ones eventually push their luck too far and get culled, but I replace them with the next prospect. My current is probably a bit shy of a year old and has been great. He warns the girls of danger, isn't rough with them and his crow is just loud enough that I can faintly hear it in the house when the windows are closed. I consider that perfect. I like hearing it, but not at an obnoxious level. He also naturally stays out of my way. I'll occasionally walk towards him to make him run off, just to reinforce it, but he does it on his own anyway. If your situation allows one and you are willing to put forth the effort to find one that fits your needs, I see no reason not to have one, but I like having them so... A bit biased [​IMG]
  8. The Meadow

    The Meadow Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2017
    I began with my first group of chickens this spring. It has turned out that five are roosters and two are hens. We have the chickens as pets and pest control. They do a great job of eating the ticks and bugs in our little woods. (We have donkeys that wander in there too and the ticks have been bad over the last few years.) They are all just hitting the 12 week mark. I love the personalities of our roosters. I love their strutting and their antics. But I've been having to consider what to do about a very lopsided ratio ... 2 hens: 5 roosters. My plan was to figure out which rooster I liked ... and to keep him with the 2 hens. But I kept finding I was liking the roosters the most. We're not looking for eggs... so the plan has shifted to trying our luck as a 'bachelor group'. Our two hens are going to our neighbour's farm down the road. And the five boys are going to try their luck here. Time will tell if this was a crazy choice!
    Dreamingofplenty likes this.
  9. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 18, 2017
    I like some of mine... But one of them is terrified of me, but keeps following me around while considering attacking me. He also never fertilizes any eggs. All he does is crow and look cute.:barnie
    The Meadow likes this.
  10. Dreamingofplenty

    Dreamingofplenty Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2017
    Wherever did you get donkeys? I've been looking to buy one, and don't want to make the journey down to wherever the BLM has its adoption centers.

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