What kind should i get???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by inesuea, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. inesuea

    inesuea New Egg

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    Hi i am a new chicken owner and i was wondering what kind of rooster would be best for a new owner.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I have heard nothing but great things about the Barred Plymouth Rock boys.
     
  3. inesuea

    inesuea New Egg

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    ok thank you but i have one more question... do i need a rooster if i want eggs to cook with???[​IMG]
     
  4. awsomechickdude

    awsomechickdude New Egg

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    no. you only need a rooster if you want the eggs to be fertilized
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Wish mine was in the great boy club, LOL !!! What a sh** head he is !!
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:A hen will lay with or without a rooster, if you want to hatch babies then you will need a rooster !! Do you have any chickens now ??
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I've heard silkies are wonderfull. In my opinion my white leghorn is the sweetest [​IMG]
     
  8. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb Out Of The Brooder

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    True that about the silkie roosters

    they are one of the most sweetest little guys you would ever find for your hens.

    I've also had a leghorn roo but he got attacked by the feral cats
    he was a sweet little guy :|
     
  9. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My single speckled sussex roo is pretty well behaved, now that he's the only roo.
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Wish I could agree 100% on this with you all! My Silkie roo was wonderful, BUT he sure did tear into my new, HUGE, 26 wk. old Welsummer roo! Sweet on the outside, but a raging ball of furry on the inside! [​IMG]

    As for what type of roo to get, that all depends. Each breed can have their good roos and their bad roos. I have heard lots of good things about Buff Orpingtons roos though. Speckledhen is also very fond of her Barred Rock roos as well. I wish you lot of luck with choosing a good rooster. [​IMG]
     

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