Move forward a few years and yes, I do know what they were warning me of but I am glad to write that I have not had to deal with any aggressive rooster as yet. So maybe that is why today’s post is about the benefits of having a rooster.
Benefits I Can Think Of…
1. Protection of the flock. The rooster is on constant guard for predators such as hawks, snakes, and any other animal that is likely to cause harm to the flock. Like other bird species, he is brightly colored so he draws attention to himself instead of the female of the flock.
2. Fertilization of eggs. Without the rooster there will be no more addition to the flock unless you purchase eggs or additional chickens from an outside source.
3. Excellent alarm clock if you like to wake up early. I know I am grasping for straws but my rooster does wake me up every morning, I just hope he doesn’t wake the neighbors.
Okay, I have thought of three. I have done some research also but could find no other benefits that only the rooster offers. I am sure there are others that are obvious but it escapes me at the moment. What about you, do you know some benefits to raising roosters that we can share with the readers?
If you have roosters than you may be interested in learning how to trim rooster spurs. Here’s a brief article, Removing Rooster Spurs that focuses on the hot potato method of removing spurs.