Roosters - Pros and Cons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gertrude's Mom, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Gertrude's Mom

    Gertrude's Mom New Egg

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    I purchased what I had hoped were all pullets for my backyard flock. Now one has become a beautiful rooster. What are the pros and cons of keeping a rooster with a small flock of only six?

    Are roosters difficult?

    With egg production, does this affect the eggs if gathered daily for human consumption?

    Are roosters mean as I hear they can be?

    Any input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ali

    ali Out Of The Brooder

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    my roos so far are frindlier and more laid back then my hens. i have yet to have any issues with them, i actually like them the best! as far as eggs go i dunno mine are'nt laying i think i read that there's no differance. but i also heard that roos are mean. i guess it depends on the chickens personality.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I love roosters, they are pretty and I love hearing them crow! [​IMG]
     
  4. bayourouge

    bayourouge Out Of The Brooder

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    fertile eggs are fine to eat. just remember to pick the eggs before the hens start setting.
     

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