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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mama Runner, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Mama Runner

    Mama Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We woke up this morning to the sounds of roosters only we don't have roosters. I guess we do now. :confused:

    I went outside and I now have four roosters in a dog cage with a note saying. "We know you rescue ducks, I don't have the heart to kill them"

    So I now have four roosters. I know nothing about roosters other than they can be really mean.

    Can I feed them the same feed as Ducks and Turkeys??? :barnie:barnie
     
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  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, what is your level of protein in your feed? Rooster's are fine with 16%-18%
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I hope the crate was a nice one. I'd be planning a chicken barbecue.
     
  4. Mama Runner

    Mama Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Purina layena crumble and scratch grains. They also get fresh steamed green beans as a treat once a day.
     
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  5. Mama Runner

    Mama Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had a rooster. Are they really that bad?
     
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  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are kind of like people, all with different personalities. Mean and nasty ones make for a good stew or roast, Nice one's will protect other chickens and maybe other birds in the flock. I have a mixed flock and my roos look out for their hens but tend to not interact with the ducks and turkeys too much.
     
  7. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Layer can be higher in protein then a rooster needs. If you let them free range they should be fine.
    You're feeding them so that's something.

    And they do all have their own personalities. They could be nice and live together happily with no hens around. Hormones do crazy things. :p
     
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  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad I know your talking about roosters and not people when you said they make good stew or roast. LMAO
     
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  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your feeding approach is fine.
     
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    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    :eek:

    Oh I would be so mad! Kinda assuming a lot just dropping them off and hoping you had room, had a desire to keep roosters, had time for them, and that you are OK not knowing a thing about them.

    I would have taken them in and not been upset about it if they would have asked. Oh for Pete's sake people are amazing.
    :he

    Now that my shock is over.....
    Each one will be an individual with their own quirks. I have had decent roosters and nasty mean ones.
    Yup mean ones make good soup.

    Best wishes with them.

    OH and any idea what breed the surprises are?
     
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