Official BYC Poll—Do You Keep a Rooster?

Do You Keep a Rooster?

  • Yes, just one

    Votes: 128 24.7%
  • Yes, more than one

    Votes: 246 47.4%
  • No, never

    Votes: 59 11.4%
  • No, but I used to

    Votes: 40 7.7%
  • What's a rooster?

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • No, but I intend to in the future

    Votes: 43 8.3%

  • Total voters
    519

BantyChooks

Pullarius
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Aug 1, 2015
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I personally love having roosters around. :) Right now, I have about a dozen of them, mainly bantams; they won't all be kept through the winter.
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TheDawg

Buck-twenty on I-75
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 18, 2008
64,821
241,880
1,836
Massachusetts
With 15 hens, I have kept 2 roos. Specifically for the breed, Bielefelder. That way if I want to incubate some more chicks next year, I can (hopefully).
That was what I wanted to do with my bantam Cochins since I ended up with a perfect quintet of 4 girls and 1 boy but HES SO DANG LOUD!! I’m not sure he’ll be around long enough 😂🤣 but then there’s also the fact that I don’t have any more room (nor desire) to hatch anything else right now so maybe it’s a good thing. 😂🤣 I would like a few more quail but they lay plenty lol
 

TheDawg

Buck-twenty on I-75
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 18, 2008
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Has anyone ever considered insulating there coop with a sound absorbing material to diffuse the roosters crowing? I did and I barely hear them. Cause they were waking me a bit to early than I wanted to get up. Just wondering
I was considering doing this myself recently but I’m not sure how I’d do it without removing the ventilation? Cause I leave the eaves open on my coops ? And have windows? So not sure it would work? Current one I also have vents but new one I don’t.
 

Tonyroo

Songster
Mar 29, 2020
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1,930
241
N. California
I didn't cover my vents, window, and door those are always open. I attached the material top half of the wall and ceiling.

Edited: I used my old queen box spring's material, it had a carpet pad attached to it and I repurposed it to the coop.
 
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TheDawg

Buck-twenty on I-75
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 18, 2008
64,821
241,880
1,836
Massachusetts
I didn't cover my vents, window, and door those are always open. I attached the material top half of the wall and ceiling.

Edited: I used my old queen box spring's material, it had a carpet pad attached to it and I repurposed it to the coop.
Thank you!! That’s very interesting!!! So it works to reduce the sound or?
 

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