You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead

Tips For Managing Rooster Behavior in a Bachelor Colony

You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead
Unless you buy sexed day-old chicks, chances are you’ve got extra roosters this spring! Finding a rooster rescue can be difficult, especially during the spring when extra, unwanted roosters start to appear as for sale or free. Many end up in soups or stews and some actually find their way to rooster rescue organizations or good homes. Some end up in horrible situations in cockfighting rings or as bait birds for other sports. What do you do when your rooster population explodes but you’re not ready to start looking up recipes or placing ads for free roosters? The Problem of Extra Roosters Many people don’t want to get rid of their extra roosters and assume they can just put them in with the flock. The optimal ratio for roosters to hens is one rooster to every 10 hens. In an environment where one rooster rules the roost, the flock is content,

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