Ok I sold my rooster and...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by RooptyDoo, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Well I had somebody offer me 15 dollars for my RIR rooster and she asked if I had any hens I wanted to get rid of and I told her I didnt really want to get rid of any of my hens. Well I found out that they have no hens to be with my rooster and he is 6 months old and he is crowing and (trying) to do his other roosterly job. Do you guys think I should sell one of my standard hens to them too? Or do you guys think he will be ok with no hens around for a while? I hate the fact that he will be alone but, he has to go I cant keep him he tries to do his thing with my silkie hens and he is WAY to big to be on them.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Being the softy that I am I would send a hen with him for company. However, he would probably really be ok without one.
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    sell them one or two..
  4. He will be fine. I have to keep roosters separated all the time. They each have their own little bachelor pad and living quarters....

    Dont sell your hens if you dont want to.
  5. ears73

    ears73 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    He should be fine by himself. If you gave them one or even just two birds, he would be on them all the time!!
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    My roo has for the most part been with just one hen and he treated each like royalty and each has adored him, and never been harmed. My roo would be lost without a hen to care for. However, some roos would abuse one hen. Depends on the roo. If he has a nice personality one or two is probably fine. If your roo is the type to want to care for a hen he will be lonely without a companion....
  7. ears73

    ears73 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    jjthink is right too, that the roo - or any chicken for that matter - would be lonely without others for company. I have heard of roos together that make good buddies with each other (no hens with them), and it seems plenty of folks want to get rid of their roosters for one reason or another... The new owners should be the ones posting to BYC - isn't this not your problem anymore?
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:Well, ya still wanna make sure he's took care of, dont ya?

    Chickens is flock animals, I'd send somethin with him cuz I dont know if there supposed to be alone 100% of the time...
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  9. ears73

    ears73 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    Quote:aww, very true. Guess I let my feelings about my loud and aggressive roo (who will be leaving us for a better life on wednesday!) show through.... sorry bout that.
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    If someone paid me $15 for my roo, I'd bake them a pie [​IMG]

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