Which rooster??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hennyhandler, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I have 2 roosters and I have to get rid of one. I thought I knew which one i wanted to get rid of since one was more aggressive but than I integrated them and some other pullets with my other chickens and there isn't one that is more nicer or better than the other like before. Now, I just don't know. Do I want that will walk around my other older chickens without a lot of fear? Both of them have let me hold them for a very short time. I have heard from some people you want one that is distant and a little more aggressive just not at you and then some seem to want there rooster to be able to handle being held. I have no clue now. i don't want to get rid of either but i have no choice. One rooster to ten chickens. Any info, suggestions or opinions would be great.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd get rid of the aggressive one and make sure the other one knows who the boss of the flock is (you!). Never back down from a roo.
     
  3. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    But now that they've been integrated neither is really more aggresive. Sometimes I think one handles being held better but... Should it make a difference that one is bigger than the other or that neither really go around my older chickens more than the other? What would be your criteria for a rooster?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd keep the one you like the best, so long as he's not aggressive. It's really hard to tell what a rooster is going to act like when there is more than one.
    I was really worried when I wanted to re-home my alpha rooster because although I preferred the other, subordinate rooster he wasn't very good with the girls.
    Once I got the alpha out of his way, my sub. roo turned into the perfect gentleman for my girls.
     

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