How Much Does a Rooster Cost?

Roosters can be raised for a variety of reasons, but the main purpose of raising one is to fertilize the hens.  Remember, a hen can lay an egg without a rooster; it’s the rooster that will fertilize the egg, offering you more future chickens.

Roosters are typically not as expensive as hens, but the purebred types can be more expensive depending on the breed and the breeder you purchase them from.

Rooster in the grass by dew drop157, on Flickr
Rooster in the grass” (CC BY 2.0) by  dew drop157

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  1. patrick mastriano (Cape Coral,  Florida) paid $ and said:

    Would like to raise chicken eggs to eat.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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