Letting Roosters Tend My Hens: Risk or No?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmc, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    If I let my roosters range about with my hens, it seems clear that you would get all kinds of undesireable crossbreeding, 'type' confusion, etc.

    Seems better to keep roaming rooster with hens of their own breed or breeding flock.

    But I have no experience. Thoughts anyone?
  2. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    Well, if you aren't going to hatch any of the eggs it doesn't matter. If you want purebred babies you can separate the hens with the roo for 2-3 weeks and you'll get pure babies!
  3. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you're looking to hatch pure breeds this is indeed not the way to go...if you're looking to have a diverse, VERY colorful flock that you will enjoy looking it then let them all free range!
    And as stated previously, if you want to ensure pure chickens, seperate the desired ones for about a month.
  4. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Thanks, dear folks for your help!

    That IS a neat thought about the 'colorful flock', Todd!

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