Will neighbor's rooster affect/attract my hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Evaller, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Evaller

    Evaller Hatching

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    Hello!

    I am putting the finishing touches on my coop right now and a thought just occurred to me. My neighbor two houses down has a little (bantam, I assume) rooster. I am not planning on having a rooster. Will the crowing of the rooster affect my hens? What if they are wandering in the yard occassionally, will the rooster attract them?

    Thanks for your help!
    ~Earl
    Austin, TX
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I'm assumming you have a fence? If so there's little chance they'll mingle.
     
  3. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    I don't think the hen will search out a rooster. The rooster is usually the agressor.

    (A fence will make sure that none of the chickens go visiting on their own.)
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Quote:The hens might try to, though.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have neighbors that have roosters. They have not affected my hens. I agree with popcornpuppy, the Roos usually are the ones who are the aggressors.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They're not 'aggressors'. They are hopeless romantics! [​IMG]

    OMG, I think marlinchaser is rubbing off on me! Look out moderators! [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:They're not 'aggressors'. They are hopeless romantics! [​IMG]

    OMG, I think marlinchaser is rubbing off on me! Look out moderators! [​IMG]

    You are right!!! Soooooo true.......
     
  8. Evaller

    Evaller Hatching

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    Sounds good! Thanks for all of your help, new friends! [​IMG]
     

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