Time For Some Roo-mance!

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 29 January 2017

the chook coop blog

Hello chicken keepers!

It’s the year of the rooster, let's hear it from the boys! Prepare for the cutest rooster crow you’ve ever heard!

SQUEE! :P Most people can’t get past the crowing when they think of roosters, but keeping one of these flappy chappies can be really wonderful for your backyard chooks. Roosters are absolutely essential if you want to be hatching eggs from your own flock, and they are very protective of their girls. Everything you need to know is in our Ultimate Guide to Keeping Backyard Roosters, but if you’re in a suburban backyard, you’ll also want to find out how not to wake the neighbours with that early morning cock-a-doodle-doo! And one last thing about roosters - they’re absolutely gorgeous. If you think your chickens’ plumage is special, just have a look at these heartthrobs:

belgian duccle bantam rooster

japanese bantam rooster

sebright bantam rooster

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra x