To keep the Roo or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Goaldielocks, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Goaldielocks

    Goaldielocks In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Hi All!
    This is our first year with a Rooster. He is VERY amourous with our ladies:love, so much so that I need to apron 8 of the 10 girls for bare backs (or the beginning of them). My question is...does this usually continue at this pace? Will he lose his stamina eventually?
    I am really afraid that he's going to hurt one of them. We kept 1 of the "freebie" males that came with our order in the fall thinking he would be great protection as our girls free-range. I am not so sure that we should keep him.
    What would you do??

    We have 10 girls and one roo and they are all about 7 months old
  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I suppose he could calm down, but I would just get about 5 more hens. [​IMG]

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