keeping more then one rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by waddell5farm, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Songster

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    Phew! I'd hate to get rid of any one bird, although sometimes there's no getting around it. I could have 50 birds and become attached to every one! :rolleyes:
     
  2. buttercup95

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    Yeah I've ran into that problem a few times over. It makes me feel a little better when I only eat the mean roosters and I sell the nice ones that I have too many of.
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Songster

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    You're right. Thankfully most of my birds have been pretty good-natured. One hen was pretty mean but she's gotten better with age.
     
  4. buttercup95

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    Well that's good. I haven't had much bad luck with mean roosters, but I did just get some mutt roosters who are most certainly headed to freezer camp.
     
  5. Nutcase

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    That's too bad.... or did you get them for the purpose?
     
  6. buttercup95

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    Well I got them along with a few hens from a friend who just couldn't keep them anymore. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be this mean if they'd been worked with, but I don't think they're going to get any nicer.
     
  7. Nutcase

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    Probably not. By the time an animal is mature it's pretty much too late.
     
  8. buttercup95

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    Yep and I wouldn't wish a mean rooster on anyone else. Right now they're all in separate cages and they actually bite me when I reach in to feed them.
     
  9. Nutcase

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    Ouch! It really is freezer camp time!
     
  10. buttercup95

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    Yep except right now they look a little thin and I need to fatten them up.
     

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