…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
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What to Do with Unwanted Roosters
…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
Care and Feeding of Longtail Roosters
Longtail chickens require specialized treatment to maintain the beauty of their lavish tail feathers. Here are 7 ways the care and feeding of longtail roosters differs from that of other…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
12 Reasons for Low Fertility in Chickens and Other Poultry
…The ideal female-to-male ratio is influenced not only by the rooster’s breed, but also by physical condition, health, and age. Barely mature roosters and aging roosters do better with about…Continue Reading
4 Outstanding Dual-Purpose Sex Link Hybrid Chickens
…The hens lay big brown eggs. Their plumage is solid black with a few random red feathers. The roosters are barred and may also have some red feathers. Being less…Continue Reading
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
The Year of the Rooster is Upon Us! Now What Does That Mean?
…of the year. So who are the lucky winners? Fire roosters! People born in both 1957 and 2017 fall under this category, and are said to be trustworthy, maintain a…Continue Reading
How to Deal with a Mean Rooster
Mean chickens occasionally appear in nearly any breed, more commonly among roosters than among hens. The first thing to do is try to figure out what triggers an attack. Sometimes…Continue Reading
How to Sex Poultry — Chickens, Turkeys, Guineas, Ducks, Geese
…Roosters typically develop longer spurs, too, although in some breeds hens also grow spurs. And, of course, roosters crow. Well, most of the time roosters do the crowing. Once in…Continue Reading