What behavior can I expect from the flock after removing the rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by littleandlewis, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 hens and a rooster. All grew up together and are about 6 months old. The rooster was a "surprise" and after much deliberation ( and a few neighbor complaints at the crowing) we found a new home for him yesterday. I was wondering what behavioral changes we may see in the flock after the removal of the rooster. As far as we can tell the flock never had established a noticeable pecking order. And so far they don't even seem to notice he's gone.....
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    They might not notice.

    After all....chickens can't count.
     
  3. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    No change will occur, contrary to what may be said.
     
  5. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 4 chicks this year; all suposidly girls. Well, it;s a good thing 'Tiny' was a gender neutral name. [​IMG]

    It is illegal to keep roosters here so we found him a new home when he was about 4 months old. If anything, the ladies were happier with him gone. He had been a bit of a clutz.
     

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