Renting roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    In the last month I have run into the concept of people wanting to rent a rooster for a few weeks. How common is this? And how practical? I can understand renting the services of some larger livestock, but roosters? I would think there would be integration, health and other concerns that would make this highly impractical.
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    I suppose if there is a network of neighbors/farmers who know each other, that could work fine.
    I have a 'closed' flock, so bringing in animals from the 'outside' would not work at all for me.
    Also, even if you know the person you're renting the roo from, there is always the possibility of dragging over some virus agent from one farm to the next.
    You would have to quarantine for 30 days.
    Just seems like more trouble than it's worth.
    BUT for someone who does not want to have a rooster, they might see this as an option.
    There's something for everyone!
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    I'd worry about disease, that's for sure. Definitely not something I would try.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

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