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Q: If I have both bantam and large size hens, what size rooster should I get?
A: The answer to that question will depend on exactly how large the hens and roosters in question may be as well as what your personal preference is. No... read more

Q: I want all my eggs to hatch, so is there any type of chicken breed that has a higher hatching rate for their eggs?
A: This is one of those questions where it's hard to tell what exactly you're asking, a question that tells us you're probably a beginner at incubation.... read more

Q: Which chicken breed has the quietest, tamest roosters?
A: Unfortunately, there is no pat answer on this one. First, ALL roosters crow. We happen to love the sound (to us it's far preferable to yapping dogs... read more

Q: How many roosters can I have?
A: We normally recommend one rooster for every ten hens or so. In a large flock, there is often more than one rooster, with no problems. In smaller... read more

Q: Can a hen can turn into a rooster?
A: No, but we can give you some background information and share the crazy way that rumor may have gotten started!

It IS true that, if your... read more

Q: Why does my chicken have trouble keeping his balance?

A: That's a tough one. A problem like this could be caused by many things.

It may end up being nothing of concern...
One of...
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Q: Why did my rooster suddenly become aggressive?
A: Roosters can sometimes be a bit aggressive! One important thing to remember is that they see themselves as the protectors of "their" hens, so they... read more

Q: How many roosters do I need in order that my hens will lay eggs?
A: None. Hens will lay eggs whether there are roosters around or not, just as female humans will ovulate regardless of the sexes of their companions.... read more

Q: At what age does a rooster grow spurs?
A: This varies widely from breed to breed, and in fact the hens of many breeds even grow small spurs! Some can appear as soon as three months, while... read more

Q: How can I stop my rooster from pecking my hens?
A: Unless your rooster is causing the hens injury, that pecking hens on their backs and heads is actually no cause for concern. It is courting behavior.... read more

Q: How can I tell if my juvenile bird is a rooster?
A: Comb size and redness can be one indicator, but is not usually reliable. In fact, it's one of the worst indicators you can use, as comb size varies... read more

Q: Will the chicks I buy from you be related to each other? I want to breed my rooster with my hens, so I don't want them to be related.
A: Our breeding flocks are very large. We can't know which chicks hatch from which eggs. Even if we could, we don't keep track of which hen laid which... read more

Q: How long are roosters fertile?
A: Like with any animal, this can depend on the particular bird. That said, roosters are sort of like human males: they will probably be fertile most of... read more

Q: How do I get started breeding my chickens?
A: When a female animal is "in heat," she is ovulating and/or ready to be mated. In some animals mating induces ovulation, but this isn't the case with... read more

Q: How do I find a new home for a rooster I don't want?
A: Unfortunately, as you've learned, sexing is more of an art than an exact science, so when you buy day old chicks, there's always a risk of receiving... read more

Q: There are hawks or owls in our area. Will our chickens be safe?
A: Hawks can most certainly be a danger to chickens (heck, even CROWS can be a danger to juveniles or bantams). However, only a few types usually bother... read more

Q: Do you include males for warmth in your baby chick packages?
A: You may have heard that hatcheries sometimes include extra "males for warmth" in their baby chick packages, but you can be sure we'll never purposely... read more

Q: How large are chickens?
A: Chickens can vary in size greatly by breed and variety!

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Q: How do you tell if a baby chick is female or male?
A: If you have a "sex link" chick, it's easy! Males and females hatch out different colors. read more

Q: Can different chicken breeds cross-breed?
A: Yes, they can! There are no problems associated with hatching mixed breed chickens. If you have a rooster in your flock, he will try to breed ALL... read more

Q: Can I hold my rooster upside down by the feet to calm him down?
A: No. That's a terrible idea.

Birds' respiratory systems are completely different ours, so holding your rooster upside down can cause him real...
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Q: At what age does a rooster begin crowing?
A: The age a rooster will first crow varies, but generally speaking, he will begin crowing at about four or five months of age, at about the time he... read more