Will my hens leave?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenheadmate, May 24, 2018.

  1. True

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Falsw

    4 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    279
    161
    121
    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    My dad said my hens will leave in search of rooster if i eat him. I'm planning on eating him and giving the hens away to someone who lives in the city. Is it true that they will go in search of a rooster if i remove this one?
     
  2. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

    2,865
    3,950
    397
    Jul 15, 2016
    Missouri
    This is not true. They will probably seem upset (pecking order stuff, etc.) for awhile, but no, they will not run away.
     
  3. Harmony Fowl

    Harmony Fowl Songster

    541
    935
    226
    Jul 17, 2017
    Virginia
    In my experience, the removal of a rooster results in an instantaneous sigh of relief from the hens. Not joking, they seem 100% more relaxed as soon as he’s gone, not likely to go seek out another.
     
  4. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

    2,865
    3,950
    397
    Jul 15, 2016
    Missouri
    My flock, if it was a good rooster, seems saddened if their "man" is taken. Lol . Depends on the birds I guess
     
  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

    3,689
    5,983
    667
    Jul 13, 2017
    Northport WA
    they would not run away, they will either be a little sad or relaxed, but not run away!
     
    LilJoe likes this.
  6. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

    3,689
    5,983
    667
    Jul 13, 2017
    Northport WA
    is your roo mean?
     
  7. SAMnELLA

    SAMnELLA Songster

    190
    69
    182
    Oct 19, 2008
    North Florida
    I think it would be a relief for my hens too. LOL
     
  8. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Songster

    860
    751
    196
    Aug 16, 2013
    If they can't hear a rooster, then they won't go to a rooster. Simple as that. This is why roosters crow.
     
  9. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    279
    161
    121
    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    Mmm. I don't think so lol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: