BDN interviews Lichtenwalner about unexpected roosters among flocks

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Anne Lichtenwalner about what chicken owners can do if there’s an unexpected rooster in their flocks. When purchasing a batch of chicks, even those advertised as female, some buyers end up with roosters because they can be accidentally mixed together, according to the article. “The best thing anyone can do is plan their flock before they get it,” said the associate professor of animal and veterinary science and director of the University of Maine veterinary diagnostic laboratory. “Think ahead if you are going to need a rooster at all or, if you end up with one, what you will do with it.”