Where do you keep your rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vagabond, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. vagabond

    vagabond Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2013
    While I just love the chickens (and the baby chickens), I know most people have them for the eggs, in fact that is the selling point I used to convince my husband to let me have them. But I didn't think you were supposed to eat the fertile eggs, so how do you keep your rooster separate? Or does it matter? Those of you that eat the eggs give me some advice please.
  2. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    The Poconos Pa
    I keep my roosters with my girls. We eat the fertilized eggs. The eggs will not develop into chicks unless they are incubated. No need to worry about that.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have one bantam rooster in with my seven hens. I surprisingly have fertile eggs despite the fact I have some really big hens, and a pipsqueak of a rooster. You can eat fertile eggs. There is no difference in taste. The only difference between a fertile egg and an infertile egg is the fertile egg has the possibility of growing a chick, only if it is kept at a certain temperature, for a certain amount of time.
    To me, separating a rooster from his flock would be very stressful for him.
  4. cmoore333

    cmoore333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2013
    My rooster had a fit when I separated him from his ladies:( he's very protective and loves his ladies... At night he makes sure all his ladies are in the coop, he is also the one who is way bigger and they all snuggle with him at night...:)
  5. vagabond

    vagabond Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2013
    So cute!! My rooster thinks he is protecting but really he just sets off a panic when he sees you walk by with ANYTHING in your hand, and don't even get me started on garbage bags lol!

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