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Getting my first rooster Saturday Dec 20

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DeeTee, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. DeeTee

    DeeTee Out Of The Brooder

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    Well... I always smile to myself when I read posts about how people only wanted a few chickens and ended up with lots, or how their plans have changed once they get started.

    I NEVER wanted a rooster, but a friend of a friend has a 6 month old Columbian Plymouth Rock, and I went to see him on Saturday. And of course I loved him right away. He spurred when I first went in -- just doing his job after all -- but I picked him up and tucked him under my arm, and he settled down right away.

    He will be a great asset to the girls I think when they free range again in the spring, and I imagine I will end up hatching some chicks next year!

    Wish me luck
     
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grats. i remember my first rooster lol. that jerk was supposed to be a hen, but i'm glad for sure it turned out the way it did. he's a real joy.
     
  3. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in love with a rooster too. I hatched my first batch of eggs in November and out of seven hatched, five were roos. I really didn't want a rooster at all, but then this little guy decided he likes his chest rubbed. Now, whenever I go out there, he runs up like he's going to attack but stops and thrusts his chest out to be rubbed. My sweetie pie!
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    You can't beat a good roo. They are lovley to look at fun to watch and will take care of the girls when your not around. The bad ones make good chicken and rice. Just kidding I rehome the ones I don't keep.
     
  5. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the chicken and rice line!
     
  6. DeeTee

    DeeTee Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL -- I was thinking of pot pie rather han rice... [​IMG]

    I think he will be good for the girls. He is living with only four hens right now, and at my place he will have 8, so he should like that.

    I've named him Hank -- after Hank Williams Sr., Hank Snow, and for you fellow Canucks -- after Hank Yarbo on Corner Gas!
     
  7. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Rooster Day! tomorrow.
     
  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:well at least you KNOW what ya getting,,, KNOWING a roo's job,, and dealing with it,,,,,,,is a way to tell a GREAT owner !!
    on behalf of the LUCKY roo,, thanks for knowing what he was doing,, and knowing how to deal with it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. DeeTee

    DeeTee Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! I have run into two people lately who got a bunch of different animals -- donkeys, chickens goats... got them basically all at once, then start calling all their friends to find out how to look after them. ARGH!!!

    I may be a little troo far to the other extreme -- my wife might sya so! [​IMG] -- but at least I have SOME idea of what my animals are about.
     

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