Why do so many of you (us) want roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pattee, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. pattee

    pattee Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    I personally don't want a rooster. As my neighbors my kill me and him. But some of you get roosters and as so happy! Which is cool... I know there's the other side of the coin some people will sell or give their roosters away.

    But my question is so you want roosters for protection of the flock? Meat? MORE chick????
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Some will make fertile eggs for more chicks and sales of hatching eggs. Plus, I love to hear them crow. If we are ever overran with roos we may eat some or sale them to someone else who wants a rooster.
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  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

    May 25, 2008
    As I understand, having 1 with a bunch of biddies can help keep the peace. A rooster tends to run over & break up fights between them.
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I wanted a Rooster totally for the protection of the flock and because we loved to hear him crow.

    Our first Roo was great with his girls... he kept them in sight and would run like a banshee to them when he heard one of them hollar about something. He also loved to find special treats in the dirt and call them over and then watch his girls enjoy the treat he found.

    Many people are trying to keep breeds pure and will keep a pure Rooster with pure girls to have pure babies.
  5. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Honolulu, HI
    If I lived in the country, I would love to have roos! I'm a visual kinda person ~ roos are so HANDSOME and being protective while ruling the girls would help too. [​IMG]
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Because I can. [​IMG] I live on five acres in a very rural area, anything goes - pretty much!

    Extras are food, and I can have fertile eggs to sell or hatch. [​IMG]
  7. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Quote:Same here. I think they are very handsome. My BO has a few and I love watching and hearing them. especially her little banties [​IMG]
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    I just love 'em. They are so shiny and I adore saddle feathers, I think they're gorgeous. I love their crows and their antics with their ladies, they always make me laugh.
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Mine were the result of ordering too many straight run varieties from Murrary McMurray and ending up with 75% being roos. I was naive about it, but learned my lesson. We are thinning ours out, seeing which one has all the qualities we would like in a rooster (a protector, not too aggressive, handsome, cool crow, possible breeder). The extras are meat. We have 5 left to choose from. We keep calling it Rooster Survivor [​IMG]
  10. TT

    TT Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Roosters are beautiful to me so I love them (my kitchen is overrun in rooster stuff). As for the extras they will be used for meat.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008

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