Pet rooster + Occasional breeding? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newgoosegirl, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. newgoosegirl

    newgoosegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I just found out my lovely sebright baby is a cockerel, and my brother just bought a pullet (also pet). I plan on keeping him inside pretty much all the time. Yes I know about the poop, my goose sleeps on my bed, I know how to deal with it. I'm pretty sure you can keep a lone rooster as a pet, but I'm wondering if I could let him out with the hen occasionally, because, y'know, the other chickens are gonna lay eggs and it'd be nice if he could pay his way too. [​IMG]
    So, would it be possible to just do that sometimes and still have a sweet pet, or would being around hens at all make him aggressive? Or would it not even work trying to breed by leaving a rooster out there a few hours? It would just be nice if I could do that, otherwise he'll just sit on my shoulder eating bits of peanut butter sandwiches. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it would be a problem, I don't think it would change his behavior. As far as if a few hours would be enough time, I think so! When I introduced a new hen to my Roo, it took him about ten seconds to introduce himself and then he got his groove on LOL!
     
  3. newgoosegirl

    newgoosegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! That would be great, I'll just have to see what happens in a few months now. [​IMG]
     

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