SHOULD I KEEP ROOSTER?

Recently was given some chickens and I believe one is a rooster. Just want the eggs to eat should I get rid of the rooster?

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KEEP ROOSTER?
by: Sharon

Totally up to you.

They are beautiful, they are noisy. They are a natural member and usually leader of a flock, but the hens will be fine without him - generally.

If you free range, I would suggest keeping a rooster. He will give his life to protect his girls. A common ratio is one rooster for every 12 hens.

If you have lots of room, I'd keep a rooster or more depending on the size of the flock, yard and property.

I've kept chickens for many years. I moved a few years ago and started a new small flock about a year ago. I decided just to keep hens, as I don't want chicks and don't want to subject myself or my neighbors to the noise of a rooster.

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