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What about roosters being ruff?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hcammack, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I am thinking about getting a rooster but have heard that they can be ruff with hens! If he is going to hurt my hens and bother them I am not going to get one. I have 11 hens and maybe will get one or two more is this enough to stop the roo from hurting them? does every roo mate rough or just some? I was maybe going to get a pure ameraucana rooster are they typically rough? I would love to be able to sell fertile eggs.

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
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    I keep one roo for every 15 hens. As for being rough, they are only doing what comes natural. They pull a few features sometimes. If you get one that likes to spur, you can keep the spurs clipped, this will help.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    thanks turn out I am not getting a roo anyway thanks anyway I will use this in the future when I do have one [​IMG]
     

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