Official BYC Poll: What Do You Use Your Rooster/s For?

What Do You Use Your Rooster/s For?

  • Breeding

    Votes: 197 68.4%
  • Flock Protection

    Votes: 202 70.1%
  • Showmanship

    Votes: 27 9.4%
  • Harmony

    Votes: 70 24.3%
  • Finding Treats for the Hens

    Votes: 61 21.2%
  • As a Pet

    Votes: 138 47.9%
  • For Exercise (by trying to catch them while they're roaming)

    Votes: 12 4.2%
  • Alarm Clock

    Votes: 33 11.5%
  • For Meat

    Votes: 68 23.6%
  • Cheap Entertainment

    Votes: 100 34.7%
  • Yard Ornaments

    Votes: 107 37.2%
  • Other (please elaborate in the comments section below)

    Votes: 22 7.6%

  • Total voters
    288

OroBerryFarm

In the Brooder
Jan 17, 2021
5
15
25
Our two Rhode Island Red roosters do an excellent job protecting our flock of free range egg layers and also save us from rounding up escaped ladies (We simply release the "Parrot" Rooster outside the fence (pictured) and he goes and fetches any escaped hens). They have a very docile nature and have been a very entertaining addition to the farm. The daily 10:30am crow off between this pair and our Golden Laced Polish Rooster and the Turkey Tom always brings a smile (None of these boys can tell time it seems LOL).
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Ascholten

Songster
Dec 12, 2020
287
1,023
156
Jacksonville, FL
I have a certain hatred of Roosters. About a block / still well within hearing range of me, a farmer has about 5 of 6 of the ###%$##@ ers. They go until probably 10 pm..... THEN start up again at about 2 am. When one sets off, ALL of them do... Half tempted to set my 20 watt laser up on a tripod and... oh nevermind...

Aaron
 

ChicKat

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Oh wow! What breeed is he????
He is a variety I've developed that combines Cream Legbar and Leghorn. I think you'd say mostly Leghorn, except he weighs in at about 8-pounds. If you'd like more information, PM me and I'll send you links to the threads about this variety and how it was 'made'.

Thanks for the kind words. :ya
 

ChicKat

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
I have a certain hatred of Roosters. About a block / still well within hearing range of me, a farmer has about 5 of 6 of the ###%$##@ ers. They go until probably 10 pm..... THEN start up again at about 2 am. When one sets off, ALL of them do... Half tempted to set my 20 watt laser up on a tripod and... oh nevermind...

Aaron
Neighbors can be really frustrating. Could you get a white-noise machine and thus cancel their racket without resorting to the laser option?
 

RiverRanch

In the Brooder
May 9, 2020
5
12
20
Black Bart my Svart Hona roo is the manager of the flock. He arbitrates disputes and keeps the ladies "happy". A true gentleman, he makes sure the hens get treats before he dives in. Bart has never been aggressive toward people. I broke him in early by picking him up frequently. Now when I come he avoids me! I would never say he is an alarm clock. Occasionally something will get him started at 3:00 AM. Living in the country with no neighbors real close it is not an issue, as long as our windows on that side of house are closed. I do not free range my birds; wish I could but too many predators, especially hawks. I risk enough free ranging my Pekings and Kahki Campbell ducks.
 

JCaseyHammond

Crowing
Sep 6, 2020
748
2,247
296
California Delta
I have a certain hatred of Roosters. About a block / still well within hearing range of me, a farmer has about 5 of 6 of the ###%$##@ ers. They go until probably 10 pm..... THEN start up again at about 2 am. When one sets off, ALL of them do... Half tempted to set my 20 watt laser up on a tripod and... oh nevermind...

Aaron
Hi Aaron,
Actually there’s no such thing as a rooster. There are cockerels, cocks, capons and roasters. Offer your neighbor to buy an extra roaster for soup. Then roast him, simmer him and eat him (not the neighbor). There will be no need to buy glucosamine-chondroitin for yourself. Just my unpopular opinion 😎
 

Parront

Free Ranging
Jul 27, 2017
4,806
19,900
737
Prescott, AZ
I have a rooster, even though we are in town and not supposed to keep one. He was the biggest cockerel and I hope to keep him long enough to hatch some of his chicks! He is a bit loud sometimes, but my husband seems to be getting used to the sound. Nice to the hens, he seems to like the Naked Neck hen better than his own Barred Holland girls sometimes!
 

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