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"neuter a rooster" How to?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by augiedranch, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would like to castrate a rooster of mine. i want to keep him as a pet. he is extremely little. (blue bantam) and i was wondering if it was even possible.

    thanks
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    It's called "caponization" and it's not pleasant.
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you want to "fix" him?
    I would assume fixing a rooster is incredibly painful to the rooster, and very hard.

    I would not recommend it.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a rooster as a pet - and have had them for over 13 years - no need to castrate. My guys have been gentle and friendly and fine without the need for that.

    JJ
     
  5. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do not have enough hens to go around. and i have three roosters i am wanting and needing to keep. blu, the banty is just an extra. i dont have bantam hens, so i dont need mutt chicks. and i dont want my hens getting run ragged. not in this 102 degree tx weather. he is a friendly thing and i really like that lil guy. i neuter dogs and cats all the time, i castrate my own goats.. i believe in spaying and neutering.. i dont see how its any different with a rooster.. wouldnt they be under anesthesia..?
     
  6. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caponization is risky and would be especially difficult with a bantam. Dogs and cats have their boys on the outside. It is a completely different level of risk when you have to go inside. It can also only be done during a certain age window.

    Chickens are also backwards from cats and dogs in that their babies happen on the outside. If you don't want mutts, don't incubate the eggs.
     
  7. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant stop a hen from wanting to sit though.. and then when she does, im stuck trying to give away chickens and lil roos that nobody wants. and the fate of them is not good. they get killed. and i dont want that to happen. so i would rather it not happen in the first place..
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i've got an idea. i wonder if one of those chicken diapers could work as a contraceptive device? Not for the ladies, but if your little roo wore one. (Probably not a viable long term solution.)
    [​IMG]
     
  9. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol thats cute. he sure would look cute in it though!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Why not just make him his own little area?
     

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