Large flock without a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ShadyHillFarm, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have a successful, happy flock of about 20-25 hens only? Thinking about adding to my flock, but unsure of having such a large number without a rooster to keep the peace.
     
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than looking good in your yard, for the most part roosters are useless unless you want fertile eggs. My 24 hens will vouch for that.
     
  3. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 or unless you want chicks, or love the crowing lol
     
  4. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thank you!
     
  5. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, now, roosters are great for riling the neighbors up.
     
  6. BugGuy

    BugGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbors love it when my roosters sound off. They all have said that hearing them crow makes them feel like they live more in the country. I guess my neighbors are very different from the neighbors other people have.
     
  7. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope my neighbors embrace all of our animals and bring over grand kids chickens, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits....
     
  8. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too close to "citified" people. HAHaha...anyways, it's all fun from my side of the fence.[​IMG]
     
  9. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we definitely don't have to worry about neighbors. One is a quarter of a mile to the right, the other about a third of a mile to the left. [​IMG] We just got rid of an aggressive rooster and would like to expand my flock (10 girls), but was worried about a large group of hens and their behavior without one.
     

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