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Some questions about roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ameracauna-momma, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. ameracauna-momma

    ameracauna-momma In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2008
    Litchfield, CT
    I never had a rooster before, and have some questions. First, he hatched mid April as a "hen", but no crowing yet. Could he be mute?? I hope so because I think my neighbor will kill me... Second... Someone told me I have to separate him from the ladies if I intend to eat the eggs. Is this true?
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Doubt he's mute. He'll crow soon enough. No, you do not have to seperate him. Fertile eggs taste the same and obviously, are edible.

    Welcome to BYC.
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    ok...from my knowledge....roos cant be mute [​IMG] but we all wish they were [​IMG]

    and you can eat fertile eggs....just make sure u collect the eggs EVERY day or theyre become fertile! [​IMG] that would be a nighmare [​IMG]
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    are you positive it's a roo? some hens exhibit roo behavior. You should post a pic to be sure [​IMG] . I have roos that hatched May 30 and they never shut up.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    There is absolutely no difference in the taste or nutritional value in either fertile or unfertile eggs.

    Gather your eggs everyday so that none are incubated, and there is no reason to seperate the rooster from the hens.
  6. ameracauna-momma

    ameracauna-momma In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2008
    Litchfield, CT
    (s)He's Much taller, different body style, tail plumage is all waterfall like, and i think he's mating? with a hen. they dug a hole together today and were rolling around in a very smitten way...
  7. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    My roos were crowing by 2 months and won't be quite. Right now they start at 5am...couple hours before the sun comes up!
  8. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    They were probably dusting themselves..

    Is it jumping on the others backs?

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