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I've decided to keep the rooster, but he's started crowing. So I just kept him in the garage on nights so he doesn't disturb the neighbors. I have a few question that I need to be answered desperately!

1. Do I need to keep the hens(5) separated from the rooster? I don't always want fertile eggs.
2. Will he attack me later on?
3. After a year or two is he going to stop mating with the hens?
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If you don't want fertile eggs, then keep the rooster seperated. Maybe keep him with just a few hens, then you will have some eggs that are fertile, and some that aren't. There is a possibility that he will attack you, especially if he thinks he is protecting his hens. He is a man, and will mate as long as he is able, longer than just a few years. :eek:
 

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Well yes and no you will now he is mating when the eggs start hatching or when you see him.
My new cockerel what I brought back from holiday was mating with the hens driving back in the land rover. I thought it was weird.
Hope this helps :)
 

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Wow, I didn't expect many replies :D it really helps!! Oh and one more question, how frequently will he mate in one day?
 

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if you put the eggs in the fridge they will never hatch
they only start to turn into chicks under a hen or in a bator
so even if you had 100 roosters as long as you collect the eggs every day there should be no chicks show up
 
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