Roosters Or Chickens . Which do you Prefer?

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Question by DisgustingEar: Roosters Or Chickens . Which do you Prefer?
i want to get one for a pet . rooster or chicken? which would bee a better pet for me?

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5 Responses to Roosters Or Chickens . Which do you Prefer?

  1. Umm… Chickens. Roosters, being the male variety of the bird will Crow early in the morning around 4 or 5, and continually throughout the day.

    Chickens, the females, just cluck cluck..

    I’d go with Chickens as they are quieter and significantly less aggressive.

    May 1, 2014 at 5:18 pm

  2. Chicken covers the name for both of these, and as for getting one as a pet I sure hope you have done the research. Chickens are farm animals or live stock and most areas not considered farming area require a permit for said bird. They are dirty birds and can not be trained to use paper or litter to go to bath room. they will go EVERYWHERE.

    Why not get a Parakeet or Love Birds instead

    May 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  3. First of all, what environment will the birds have to call ‘home?’ These are social birds, and they do better if they are not alone. I would advise getting at least two or even three. Caring for one chicken and three chickens will be comparable in how much work it entails. Roosters – your neighbors will not appreciate the crowing, and a rooster is going to welcome each sunrise and crow throughout the day. Most people who now raise chickens in their backyard to produce eggs avoid roosters for this reason, and because they do not want fertilized eggs. Yes, hens will stay lay eggs with no rooster present. Another reason to avoid a rooster is that they can be more aggressive than the female, and they can sometimes be armed with spurs – long, sharp growths at the base of the leg used for defending their flock and/or fighting. If you have a rooster present with hens, be ready to find homes for all those baby chicks that will be hatching, or be ready for the unpleasant experience of breaking open a fertilized egg. Of course, if your situation is such that you would like to raise chickens and have the ideal setting, I learned a great deal and came to appreciate the personalities of my rooster and hen I had as a boy. I lived in a rural setting, built an adequate coop and hen house, and I had these pets for over seven years.

    May 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

  4. I don’t think chickens really make the best pets but I would say a hen would be better. Roosters crow all the time and can be aggressive. Any chicken will be messy.

    May 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  5. This will depend on where you live with the rules & regulations of your area. I have both but also live in the country where mine wont disturb anyone.Roos are very loud @ times some times all day and into the night and if anything comes along they get very loud and wont stop till the intruder is gone.Very protective of there area (home)A hen she will be fine but not a great idea to have just 1 since these birds create a pecking order and with one there is none. Before you rush out and get a bird do some research 1st so you will under stand these birds. There is plenty to know before you get one like where do you want this bird(s) to live a coop/ shed/ garage/ your home?? what do you plan on feeding these bird(s)do you have all the supplies needed for bird(s) what about keeping the bird (s) from harm like a dog a cat a hawk a fox a raccoon a skunk( if you have any of this around your area). Don;t take this all wrong chickens make great pets and are smart as well but do more looking into this 1st for your sake and the bird(s)

    May 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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