Should I get a Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wyandotte 123, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Wyandotte 123

    Wyandotte 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Aunts Dad offered me the two roos that came with my other Wyandotte hen. Should I take just one or none? They are all bantams that I will put the roo with. Plus they are show quality for $10.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    If he's show quality, or if you're interested in breeding/showing, I'd take the male. However, if all you want is pets, it might be a better idea to not take one.
     
  3. Alicatt

    Alicatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think hard, don't take a rooster because it's a good deal. Do your hens need protection? Do you want fertile eggs? Do you want chicks? My space wasn't big enough for the two roosters, one was a bully to the other and overmated my hens; after I got rid of him, the other one decided to start attacking humans. Needless to say, it is much calmer and quieter in the hen house, and I have more space for egg layers.
    If your hens free range the rooster would be a smart addition, but you should see how he acts first. It broke my heart to cull my roosters, but it was even worse to be afraid to turn my back on them.
     
  4. Wyandotte 123

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    Well he is show quality and I do want fertile eggs. So its a win win [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandotte 123

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    And I have a whole horse box stall where I keep my other three bantams.
     
  6. Alicatt

    Alicatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you made up your mind, lol, enjoy your roosters!!:ya
     
  7. Wyandotte 123

    Wyandotte 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     

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