What is a male chicken called?

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A male chicken is called a rooster. Roosters under 1 year old are often referred to as a cockerel, while those over 1 year old are called cocks.

A capon is a male chicken that has been castrated. This is done to make the bird grow faster and have more fat. They are raised for the sole purpose of being slaughtered for their tender meat. Cocks are raised solely for reproduction purposes. One rooster is required for every 15 hens if the goal is to have fertilized eggs to continue the flock. If the purpose of the flock is eggs for eating, no roosters are required.

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Oliver Whorwood: Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels.
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A rooster, also called a c- or chanticleer is a male
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1. Check with your local government regarding the laws of keeping roosters or cockerels - cockerels are young male chickens up to a year old. Some towns do not allow it due to their
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rooster, sometimes its called a cock. especially fighting roosters are called cocks, also gamecocks.
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A male Chicken is called a rooster.
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