…Even sexed chicks that are sold as pullets (young hens) almost invariably include one or more cockerels (young roosters). If you end up with more roosters than you need, you…Continue Reading
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Can You Stop a Rooster From Crowing?
…them started crowing, and you realized he was a rooster, he had become a beloved member of your family flock. What to do? It’s hard to hide roosters, because one…Continue Reading
Why Does a Rooster Have Wattles?
…rooster have wattles? A Rooster’s Wattles Wattles are two thin, flexible flaps of skin that hang under a rooster’s beak. The size of the wattles, like the size of the…Continue Reading
How to Deal with a Mean Rooster
…roosters are just plain ornery. Others turn mean as they age. A rooster is nice to have as part of the home flock, but you don’t really need a rooster….Continue Reading
Do Roosters Have a Penis?
…The rooster’s cloaca contains two tiny nipples (papillae) at the ends of the two ducts that transport semen from the rooster’s testes. The testes are hidden inside the rooster, near…Continue Reading
Can a Rooster Lay an Egg?
…hens one by one until only the rooster was left. Thereafter they were astounded to discover their “rooster” laying eggs. The unanswered question is whether such cases demonstrate a rooster…Continue Reading
Hen Feather Loss Caused by Rooster Treading
…single rooster — also result in damage from treading. Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia) causes muscle weakness that leaves a hen less nimble at getting away from amorous roosters, again leading…Continue Reading
Do You Need a Rooster in Your Roost?
…of a rooster. And, some homeowner’s associations and ordinances prohibit the keeping of roosters, so just make sure you check your paperwork before you commit to having a rooster. …Continue Reading
Here’s How Roosters Know When to Crow
…Their bodies will signal the roosters to crow when it should be dawn based on the last time the roosters saw visible light. When a number of roosters were kept…Continue Reading
The Year of the Rooster is Upon Us! Now What Does That Mean?
Folks, we’ve officially entered the Year of the Rooster, so Cackle Hatchery went on a hunt to figure out what that really means for 2017. According to the Chinese lunar…Continue Reading