pheasant HELP. Excess roosters- breeding season

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ticks, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I have about 8 excess roosters that I am planning on giving to a farmer on Sunday, today I noticed a couple roosters puffed up and ready to breed, can i keep them in the same area until Sunday?
    thanks.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Ticks,
    Yes as long as there are no hens near them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:[​IMG] there is 6 of them.
    Only one rooster is actually ready to breed, maybe one more in the next day or so. They haven't gotten "puffy" just the face and wattles are red and their "horns" are sticking out like pictures I have seen of breeding roosters I think in a couple of days they will really get fiesty.
     
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  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes mine are doing the same thing,but they already have a pecking order so they should be fine.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:I hve noticed that my dominant rooster, since about day 1 is the first for everything (i.e, wattles, long tail, breeding)
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I've gotten rid of 5, I now have 6 hens and 3 roosters. 2 more gotta go.
     

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