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Comments On - A Rooster’s Fate


A rooster one day, feather duster the next!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/1/2013 1:17:17 AM
We have 2 roosters and one of them has to go. he attacks eveeryone working with the flock, even when we are feeding them! I'm thinking roasted chicken for next weekend!
Greg, Hampstead, MD
Posted: 9/27/2013 12:08:51 PM
Roosters are so much fun! I ended up with a rooster this year. I need to find him a good home before he hits that crowing age since we can't have roosters within our city limits.
Lori, Pueblo, CO
Posted: 5/16/2013 11:05:55 AM
Last year I accidentally got a rooster in with my pullets. I decided to raise him with them. I've had Willy Nelson for a year now, and really like having a rooster around. He's not too aggressive, but does a nice job protecting the hens, which is nice, since I let them free range. A friend nearby with no rooster has lost 4 hens to predators over the last 2 years from free ranging. Hawks and dogs. I've yet to lose any hen to a predator, and he chases our cats away if they get to close. Roosters are not ideal for a backyard flock in most cases, and I was disappointed at first, but he turned out pretty cool and fairly useful. He's not mean, but nearly impossible to catch. The early morning crowing is pretty soothing living out in the country.
Dan, Shermansdale, PA
Posted: 3/15/2013 9:45:52 AM
This was fascinating. Wish someone with a nice garden and some hens would adopt me. My condo has a few birds in the back, a chipmunk and a group of teenagers,...that's all the wildlife or domestic breeders we have....well maybe a few neutered dogs and cats.
Very interesting article. Thans.
Diana, L'ville, GA
Posted: 1/19/2013 9:41:32 PM
Very Interesting
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 1/14/2013 7:00:33 AM
I can't get away from this article. It's that good.
Harrison, Dayton, TN
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:13:35 PM
Someday, if I ever get the homestead I want, I'll definitely keep at least one rooster.
Harrison, Dayton, TN
Posted: 9/3/2012 6:17:38 PM
I wouldn't want to have chickens if I couldn't have a rooster. That would be horrible!
Harrison, Dayton, TN
Posted: 8/8/2012 2:18:31 PM
I have a about half hens and half roosters as well. I have bantams and a mixture of regular chickens. But I love my roosters!!!
Sherri, Midlthian, TX
Posted: 7/26/2012 2:40:52 PM
Roosters are allowed in the suburban area where I live.
Harrison, Dayton, TN
Posted: 7/14/2012 5:03:28 PM
We have about 60 chickens - about half and half hens and roosters. Our boys are wonderful and loved very much - and guess what - they pretty much all get along quite nicely with eachother! The boys buddy around with eachother when they are let out to free range, with a select few of them staying close to the hen's and being their sentinals. They all are awesome watch-patrols and work together as a team to protect the flock. They are all varieties of bantys, Salmon Faverolles, and a father/son Leghorn duo. A few of the boys are separated and have pens of their own with some of their special girls, including our one-legged Banty boy "McNugget", our beautiful Aracona, "Arie", and "Big Ben", the sweetest and most gentle buff Orpington rooster ever to grace the earth. :)All of our birds are pets and are lucky in this life to be the very few who get to live their lives out to their natural ripe old ages, and just get to be what God intended them to be - happy-go-lucky(and much-loved and spoiled) boys and girls. The crowing sessions are music to the ears, and contrary to popular belief, they aren't constantly crowing all day and night. They are gentlebirds! LOL! Roosters are AWESOME!!!!
Sandra, Vernon, BC
Posted: 6/29/2012 1:34:11 AM
This is something we are dealing with. We bought most of our chicks straight run from a local farmer to avoid the mass production of the local feed stores, but along with this came raising a handful of chicks that eventually grew up to be roosters, which we are not able to keep in our town. Thankfully the farmer we bought them from was willing to trade our grown roosters for new chicks and was able to re-home them with a friend who had A LOT of property.

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Emily, Antioch, IL
Posted: 4/28/2012 3:16:35 PM
They dont allow us to have chickens of any sort inside residential zones of our township but some people try to conceal them as well as possible.
Ryan, Tecumseh, MI
Posted: 2/27/2012 8:26:01 AM
I was glad to find this article until I read it! There's no hope for my cute little bantam who is just starting to crow.... I suppose this is when I must remind myself that the chickens are livestock, not pets. I've got a gaggle of Jamaicans poised to "jerk" him up good. Circle of life...
Wanda, Berkeley, CA
Posted: 9/7/2011 9:49:58 AM
I'm new to this. I bought two chicks at a county fair. I did not know their sex, until one started to crow. They are only eight weeks old. I really hate his fate.
I live near San Francisco. I hope there is not band on roosters here.
Anita, Daly City, CA
Posted: 8/24/2011 10:16:43 AM
Roosters aren't allowed inside our city limits.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 7/29/2011 11:59:22 AM
How sad...
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Madyson, Zionsville, IN
Posted: 6/15/2011 3:11:41 PM
I used to keep all my rooters with the hens until they started roughing up the girls too much. I now take all but "Zippy" my 10yo, to our barn. I built a rooster house and in the day, they roam and eat bugs. By late afternoon they all put themselves to bed in their bachelor pad and we close the door before Sunset. I did have one that wandered out of the farm - he was coyote lunch and his buddy witnessed this and lost some tail feathers. Neither he nor his 5 buddies have since wandered outside the dog-protected area. Smart cookie!
Lisa, Malibu, CA
Posted: 12/31/2010 7:49:12 AM
Interesting article about roosters. I've heard of some not so pleasant other ways that chicken producers get rid of roosters. It's kind of sad how society has come to value some things more important than others. I for one like the rooster crow in the morning. It's called a natural alarm clock.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 10/4/2010 6:02:48 AM
We have a beautiful, gentle mixed breed rooster (Samson). He had been turned loose when his family found out he was a rooster. My son brought him home before we even had hens. He lived in our barn with some ducks and goats. We liked him so much that we decided to get him a flock of ladies. He has been a very happy guy ever since. He had his 1st offspring hatch this spring. Out of the 6 chicks hatched one is a rooster. So, we are now building a new hen house on the other end of the property where little Magnum P.I. will have his own flock of ladies.
Lisa, Seattle, WA
Posted: 7/15/2010 3:42:07 PM
Our spring chicks were pullets-all but one. Beau, the Cuckoo Maran. He is beautiful. If he can behave himself, he can stay. Our last roo killed a hen and had to go. I would love to keep him and hatch our own chicks!
Patti, Vincennes, IN
Posted: 6/29/2010 2:41:42 PM
They make great pot roast.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/31/2010 11:55:57 PM
I wonder how limited our heritage breeding stock is because of Roo scarcity.
naomi, st louis, MO
Posted: 5/30/2010 8:20:53 AM
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