How to pick a roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by caliclucker, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. caliclucker

    caliclucker Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2011
    I have three 5 week old cockerels that will be competing to become lord and master to my 12 hens. I would love any advice on how to pick the right one. Am I right in assuming I should wait until sexual maturity to see how they treat the hens and how the hens respond? What sort of roo behaviors should I be looking for and what should be avoided? Obviously I will also want one that doesn't try to spur my face every time I enter the backyard : )
  2. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    Well it depends on the breed of the roosters and the hens.can you show us pics?
    I would like a rooster that will breed the hens well but isn't mean

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