What kind should i get???

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

  1. inesuea

    inesuea Hatching

    Oct 29, 2008
    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 Songster

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

    inesuea Hatching

    Oct 29, 2008
    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 Hatching

    Nov 3, 2008
    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 In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Pretoria- South Africa
    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 Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    My single speckled sussex roo is pretty well behaved, now that he's the only roo.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    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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