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We recently picked up some chickens from a family that could no longer care for them. They’ve gotten to the stage where the hens are starting to lay eggs. This week we heard a rooster begin to crow. As it turns out, one of our “hens” is a boy… lol
We’ve kept hens for eggs for years but have never cared for a rooster. Aside from the obvious that we’ll get fertilized eggs now and then, should we keep the rooster separate? I know that they are good at protecting the flock and we may eventually want chicks, but we just want to keep the eggs right now.
All thoughts and ideas are welcomed!
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