Neighborhood Rooster Loose

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tbv1962, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. tbv1962

    tbv1962 Hatching

    Mar 20, 2012
    We started our backyard flock of RR's about 10 wks ago. We knew there was a rooster loose in the neighborhood. This week the one in our flock we suspected was a rooster crowed for the first time. This morning when we came out side the rooster that had been loose in the neighborhood was pacing around the coop and the chickens wouldn't come out, not even our rooster. We had our dog chase it away. My question is will the neighborhood rooster hurt our chickens or our rooster?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Given the opportunity he may fight your rooster in an attempt to take over the flock. He will try to make the pullets his flock.
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    He will attack.You need to catch and/or kill the rooster...unless you want him to take over the flock.

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