Single Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kabaluch76, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. kabaluch76

    kabaluch76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2012
    My fatherinlaw loves the sound of a rooster in the mornings. He would love to have only one rooster...would that be a problem? Does it get lonely? He would probably keep it company too. Thanks in advance.
  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I would think that Yes, it would get lonely, and it may even begin considering humans as part of his flock, and get aggressive. BUT, every chicken is different and people have posted about having a single chicken--usually a house chicken, and everything works out fine.

  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC.

    He might get lonely. A hen or two would be a good friend(s). Good luck!

  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! That's unusual that someone wants just one rooster?? I love it! Most people would rather have hens. Good for your dad! Like others said, I think he'd like a hen or two for company. Whichever you decide, enjoy!!
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    He would probably be alot happier with a hen or 2! Good luck to him!

  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

    I think anderson8505 summed it up quite well.
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] I wonder if a little Serama Rooster would fit the bill? They are tiny enough to be kept in the house as a pet. Or maybe a Silkie Rooster?
  9. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Or a game bird! They're real fun as roosters--they fly up to the roof, they crow a lot.

    Seramas may be little but they have a big voice!! Mine was the cutest little "Ken" doll, but he crowed like a big bird! They're also fine with just one hen, great idea theoldchick!! I got a pair of them at a swap for $12, they don't eat that much, either, since they're small.

  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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