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Rooster Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Possum Manor West, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Possum Manor West

    Possum Manor West Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ten six month old chickens, one being a silkie. I would like to get a rooster, just to discourage the cat from spending the day sleeping in the hen yard. He makes them nervous, but does not hurt them. I have been offered a silkie rooster, but don't know if that little guy will do well with the huge Rhode Island Reds. Any advice? I am not opposed to increasing my numbers, if that is what it takes.

    Should I get a different kind of rooster?
     
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    The silkie probably would do ok with your RIR girls, but as far as being able to protect them enough from a cat, I don't know. Roos can be very protective, but being that the roo would be a silkie roo and not a RIR roo, I just don't know how well he'd be able to protect the hens due to his small size. But, hey, that's just my opinion. [​IMG] Mind me asking where in NC you're located?
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I thnik a good BR roo would do the job nicely. [​IMG]
     
  4. Possum Manor West

    Possum Manor West Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in Stecoah, just down the road from Bryson City.

    Thanks for all the input. The cat is docile, but I think if a rooster ran at him, it would keep him out of the pen, and all would be happier.
     

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