NEED HELP HOW TO RAISE A RUSTER

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenboy001, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi...um i barely found out my hen is a ruster. what do i do wen his around my hens , ,and how do i raise it especially,i need info on everything i should know about ruster...thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Just raise him as you would any other chicken. Roosters will start trying to crow anywhere from 1 to 4 months depending on breed. He'll start trying to mount the hens shortly thereafter. Young roosters aren't very romantic, they're kind of rough and will have favorites.
    Most are really good protectors of the flock. They'll find food for the hens and stand guard while they eat. They'll give themselves up to save the hens from predators. They tend to keep the peace in a flock and eggs will be fertile.
    Some roosters can become aggressive to humans. Roosters only attack predators and other roosters. To prevent yourself from being mistaken for one of those, always bring treats (other roosters don't bring treats) and move slowly (predators are fast).
     

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