Raising only roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tryingtohaveitall, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family went on a brief getaway to a more rural part of Ohio this week. We drove by some different rundown places with a number of roosters in individual small runs with small shelters. Am I wrong in thinking they're raising roosters for fighting or do people raise them like this for 4H or something else? Just curious
     
  2. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how raising fighting roosters used to be done back when it was legal here in Oklahoma. Used to see places everywhere like that. Luckily the practice has been outlawed and those places have all disappeared. There's possibly another legitimate reason for raising roosters this way, but if so I don't know what that reason would be.

    -S
     
  3. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how they raise them here too. A coworker of my DH used to be big into fighting roosters. He would load and drive them after dark to out of state fights.
     
  4. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's sad. [​IMG] I was hoping I was wrong.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I know something about both possibilities. Could be as you suspect or birds could be kept isolated to keep them in peak feather condition for show. Some folks isolate roosters even from hens to prevent feather damage caused by mating. Accurate breed determination would give better insight.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Maybe they are going to process them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the way chicken fighters do it. Of course, if someone were opposed to slaughtering roosters, they'd have to do it that way too, unless they were rich enough to build lots of big pens.

    I rotate my two roosters, keeping the off-duty one in a small circle of wire with a perch, so they won't overbreed the hens and kill each other.
     

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