A rooster is a male chicken, he is the one that makes noise at the crack of dawn. There are louder that hens. A rooster can service many hens depending on a rooster breed, they can service up to 20 hens per day. As the rooster gets older this number will drop. Normal farmers will keep a ratio of 1 rooster per 10 hens (1 rooster: 10 hens). Do not keep roosters close to each other they will fight.Why do we need roosters? The role of a rooster:
As the rooster gets older its meats becomes harder to cook as a result some farmer will castrate the rooster. A castrated rooster grows bigger than a normal rooster. Castrated roosters are called capons, Capons behave like hens
A hen is a female chicken. A hen lays and hatch eggs. She protects and find feeds for chicks in backyard farming.