Rooster Size??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Barred Babies, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    When does a rooster reach his full size that he will be?? I'm raising my first rooster from a chick and really have no clue! [​IMG] The one I already had was full grown when I got him.

    Thanks for the help!
    Missi
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the breed, what sort of roo is he?

    Sandie
     
  3. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going by your signature, 18 months should be as tall as they are going to be. But he may fill out more by 2 years.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    He's a amberlink and he's 6 months old.

    Thanks,
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  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Forgot to add that my other roo that is fully grown is part banty so he is a bit smaller than a reg rooster! He's also being a pain in the rear to my 6 month old. (chasing him away from certain areas of the yard, coming at him from out the blue, and will not let him stay on the ground when their locked in the coop. Just making his life hell in general) I also have another roo that's 13 weeks old and I have a feeling I'm going to have problems with him also when he's old enough to be intergrated. Just kinda also wondering if this is normal behavior when you have more than 2 roos together. There's 44 girls with these 2!!

    Thanks,
    Missi
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Anybody??? [​IMG]

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    For a hybrid type rooster like yours, I'd say by a year old, he'll be as large as he'll ever get. Some breeds mature later, though, such as the BBS Orpingtons I have. Those boys may not reach their full size until 18 months to two years old.




    Psst, Missi, it's against the BYC rules to bump your own posts. [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:Would it have been better if I would have reposted this in another post since I still didn't get an answer in this one??? Just trying to figure out the proper protocol!!

    Thank You!

    Thank you for your reply! I appreciate it!
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, posting the same thing in two different sections, called cross posting, is also considered spam on BYC. Sometimes, weekends are slow on BYC. Just give it time. [​IMG]

    Here is the link to the rules for you; may clear up some of the protocol: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/misc.php?action=rules
     
  10. TicTac

    TicTac Out Of The Brooder

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    Boy you have a lot of hens! If you intend on getting babies you may need all those boys. Well to start welcome to the wonderful world of testosterone! With my experience with roo's is. Sometimes you get a alpha that will tolerate a sub rooster darting in and out of the hens. More times than not the alpha will just wear himself out trying to keep an eye on his girls and the sneaky rooster and when he gets a hold of him they can get pretty messy. If you have a favorite keep him alpha and if you have room separate the other ones with some girls. Ive just learned this year that you can keep boys together in their own pen (no girls) and they wont fight! Im trying that this winter. So my long winded answer is if you have a nice gentle roo keep him, not only will he be good for the hens but to the babies too. Get rid of the high strung rapists. Sorry for that term but they are. They just cause trouble with everybody and the hens will thank you . My Alpha was the best dad he would bring over bugs for the babies and also let them climb under his wings. Hope that helps.
     

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