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 Hatching

    Aug 31, 2007
    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 In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2007
    newalla, ok
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    central Louisiana
    fertile eggs are fine to eat. just remember to pick the eggs before the hens start setting.

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