A few reasons why you might want to pass on keeping a rooster.
Nothing says a good morning like the way a rooster does. However, although there are some benefits of having a rooster, there are also some cons. One of these is that a rooster can be loud.
Depending on your noise sensitivity or where you live, one’s charming crow may be another individual’s annoyance. They don’t give a hearty early morning wake up call, but rather it may be noisy sometimes throughout the day. So, if you want to have a good sleep without getting disturbed by rooster, you don’t want to get one in your backyard.
Roosters can be a bit aggressive to humans. There are roosters that might fly and scratch someone’s face. It can be a stressful situation and it’d be best to fend a rooster off to avoid any possible inconvenience.
Roosters can also be aggressive to hens. Sometimes, as much as you try to put a romantic spin on a situation, some roosters aren’t as gentleman as most of think. There are cases that hens might lose patches of back feathers because of roosters jumping on their backs. Roosters can be dominant and you don’t want your hens get hurt, though it’s a natural behavior of this animal.
Meghan of The Organic Goat Lady tells some of the top reasons why you should not have a rooster. So, whether you are planning to have one or you already have a rooster, take some time to read the reasons why having a rooster isn’t always a good idea.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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