The Double-Edged Sword of Raising Roosters: A Tale of Protection and Aggression

Athena
2 min readSep 17, 2023

When I decided to raise chickens from hatchlings, I found myself with a surprising ratio: five roosters to just one hen. Among these roosters were two Jersey Giants, who grew remarkably large in a short span of time. Another noteworthy member was an Araucana, easily recognizable by its distinctive facial features.

Head Rooster at just 3 months old

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Athena

Mom of three boys. Computer programmer living in the country with my husband focusing on my hobbies and youngest son. https://ko-fi.com/athenaandrew