should you leave rooster in the pen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dadsgirl, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering after the rooster and hen breed , should you take out the rooster for a few days or just leave him in the pen.
     
  2. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave my rooster in with the girls all the time.
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Leave him there. Less work.
     
  4. mustangruss

    mustangruss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine stays with his girls all the time also.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I take mine roosters out of the pens in the summertime til late fall...gives the girls a good rest and helps when its time for the new pullets to start getting use to the older hens without a rooster chasing them down [​IMG]
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Mine stay with the girls full time.
     
  7. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who's gonna run the roost if you take him out? I leave mine in all the time. The hens follow him/his lead and look to him for protection.
     

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