Replacing Rooster - Young or Mature?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RMiller, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. RMiller

    RMiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. We lost our rooster last week. Something grabbed him and off he went. He did his job and protected his girls, but we miss having a rooster around. He was very well behaved and respected people. We never had any issues with him at all.

    So my question is . . . is it better to get a juvenile rooster who we can handle and hopefully raise to be a good boy, or get a mature rooster that is already polite? We have opportunities for both and I want to make an educated choice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would get a older rooster.

    You can go check him out and see what he is like before you buy or home him. Also he will get right down to his job.

    If you get a younger one you will have no way of telling what he will be like when he grows up. Also the mature hens will attack him and bully him when he is not mature.
     
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  3. RMiller

    RMiller Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I was thinking, but just wanted to make sure. THANK YOU!!
     

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