Which one to keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mistylady, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    Tonight one of the roos goes to a new home. Which one should I keep?

    lighter color
    wins the fights
    not as friendly but hasn't attcked since he got punted
    good protector of the girls

    smaller but not much
    not as pretty tailfeathers
    meaner to the hens he can get hold of if Punt is outside
    if you catch him he is easier to pet
    one of the hens that is going to the new home absolutely adores him

    The boys got in fight yesterday and are both bloody and gross looking. I feel like bad mommy ..... shipping off one of my boys and three of his girls. But I do have too many. And they are getting a good home.

    ETA - they are both Dominiques
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Keep the one that is good to the girls. That's why most people have roosters, as a flock protector.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I kept the one that was a little rough with the girls, but more docile around humans. Once he wasn't competing with the alpha anymore he started taking his time with the girls and is very gentle and protective of them.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009

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