Free Cockerel (if you're not gonna eat him)

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by AlHawk, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13'ish week old EE Cockerel in excellent health. Friendly but not a sit on your shoulder type.

    East Central FL

    I have 2 and need to get rid of one. I'll give him to anyone needing a roo not supper. If I have to keep him a few more weeks, I can turn him into supper myself.

    thanks.

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  2. Will57

    Will57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww, Keep him Al, I like hearing him in the morning.
     
  3. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will, the noise isn't the problem. I only have 11 girls and don't think they'll appreciate two boys running around. He's a great cockerel. Really nice temperament. It's a numbers problem because I don't think I should get 10 more hens. :)
     
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If his temperament is good then there is the possibility that your 2 boys will get along just fine with the girls you have. I have 13 hens and 2 roosters. The one rooster is very laid back and lets the other rooster be the alpha. They divided the girls up between them and they all get along just fine. The 10 hens to each rooster is just a good guide. It does not mean that another ratio won't work.
     
  5. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're right Wam. Time will tell.
     
  6. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Mr. Bossy continued to "rule the roost" and was causing mayhem in the yard with all the chickens. I can't say he was meaner than any other young cockerel I've seen but the others just weren't the same level of maturity (and size) he was. The RIR cockerel's tail feathers stayed frayed and pulled out. I didn't see the situation getting any better so I put an ad in Craigslist for rehoming.

    A wonderful young lady said she had 2 acres and 15 full grown hens that needed a roo so she took him. An established flock with a young cockerel would be a good fit, IMO.

    Since Bossy left, my hens are calmer and the RIR cockerel is starting to act more Roo'ish. I think this was the best decision for all parties.

    Thanks to those who responded.
     

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