Which roo to keep?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mochicken, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    We have 3 EE roos that are just getting to crowing/breeding age and they have been ok to this point but they are getting a bit territorial now, we only have 3 hens so 3 roos is too many um you know whats in one coop lol


    One of the roos is a little older, he was the first to crow and now he is constantly trying to breed the hens, no problems there I guess but he is REALLY not liking the competition around.

    My question is this, my wife does not like the older rooster ( he is 2 days older lol ) because he is people aggressive and she likes the coloration on the other better. The problem is that the hens stick by the one she doesnt like, so if I get rid of him will they allow the other rooster to take his place or will they start picking on him? I dont need any fertilized eggs as the pullets in with them have only been laying a couple weeks so I have time for them to adapt to the new rooster if thats all it takes but something has to give, 2 roos have to leave for sure.
     
  2. chickntators

    chickntators New Egg

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    Yes, the hens will be fine with the other rooster. Hens tend to want to have the dominate rooster protect them, which is why they are staying with the "man-attacker", but if you remove him, they will attach theirselves to the next cock in line.
     
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Thanks for the info, I have been wanting to get rid of the little jerk anyway lol, every morning when I open the coop the first thing he does is dart straight for me trying to attack me lol, thats when I have to show him who the boss is and the next morning the idiot does it again lol
     
  4. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Perfect, you get dinner and they get a new man. Win win situation and the agressor is put in his "place".
     
  5. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    lol as much as my wife hates the roo she will not let me kill him, we have family that also keep chickens on a larger scale free range and they said they would love to have the little rascal so he will be joining their flock soon.

    Thanks for the advice folks, appreciate it
     

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