Lonely Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fopzuu, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. fopzuu

    fopzuu Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2007
    We have "adopted" a lone rooster. He is beautiful! I think he might be a Leghorn- but he doesn't have white earlobes... So maybe he's mixed with a Long Island Red...I don't know but, to me, he is the epitome of CHICKEN. My question is- Should we get him a couple of hens? Is he truly lonely? I have become very attached to him, despite having grown up a "city girl". Any info would be appreciated since I am brand new to all of this:)[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Im sure that he would love it if you got him a few (or half a dozen) hens, LOL.
    Welcome to BYC!

    Chel <-------(chicken addiction enabler)
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh DEFINATELY...get him a few...dozen if possible...hens. He would be eternally gratefull! Do you have a good warm place for them? Chicken coop..nest boxes...Ohhh the fun !! And you will be GLAD you did, when you get those first yummy eggs....just think, fresh eggs for breakfast...bakeing..will make ALL of your family and friends envy you!! I say....GET MORE!! [​IMG]
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I second that.....no wait, I guess I am third in line.[​IMG]
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    At the very least get him 3 hens.
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Same thing happened to me , had the rooster for 4 years. He was wonderful. Karen
  7. fopzuu

    fopzuu Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2007
    Thanks, now I just need to find somewhere in Maryland to get two or three to start with!! I'm thinking white leghorns...I just want the eggs-I don't think I could handle chicks![​IMG]
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    White leghorns will lay you eggs like none other! But, they are flighty birds so play with them alot as chicks and they won't freak out as much in small numbers.
  9. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Never ask a chicken board "Should I get more chicks?" hee hee.

  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Of course you need to get him some girls!! Get a bunch of different breeds...the more variety the better. [​IMG]

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