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Here's how I store my extra roosters, this fellow went in a troublemaker, now he's a nice rooster in the flock. This is my separation pen, it's inside my chicken shed, the others can interact with him through the wire, and I occasionally let them out to see if they are improving.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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post #12 of 18
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Here's how I store my extra roosters, this fellow went in a troublemaker, now he's a nice rooster in the flock. This is my separation pen, it's inside my chicken shed, the others can interact with him through the wire, and I occasionally let them out to see if they are improving.


I like this option. The fact that they can interact but not contact helps with reintroduction.

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I like this option. The fact that they can interact but not contact helps with reintroduction.
Thank you, they also work out dominance issues with the other roosters through the wire, so there's no fighting when they are released and they know where they belong.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. The problem rooster will be going to a bachelor pad tomorrow, if the other Roos act up they'll move there too.
post #15 of 18
Just be careful that you don't put too much time between adding another rooster to the bachelor pen, they may fight if too much time passes. I have in the past pulled all but one, then rotated the one who's out every few days until I decide who works best.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #16 of 18
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They are just starting to sexually mature, young roosters will often display goofy behaviors as they try to figure stuff out, it can help to have a mature rooster to keep them in line.

You have way too many roosters, I personally would pen the trouble makers up for a while until they mature enough for me to judge which ones are better, sometimes you remove the dominant one only to find out the next rooster is worse, either way, you will have to start pulling roosters out until your hens are ready for their attention.

We Really didn't want any roosters, just turned out that way. I'm afraid of exactly what you said, remove one rooster now another becomes a bigger issue. I'm thinking we just pull all three rooster out of the main coop/run and put them elsewhere. Now I just need an elsewhere.

Best plan...pull all three at once.

With chickens, it's best to always have an 'elsewhere' ready to use.

 

Curious, do you want a cock/erel at all??

If not get rid of all of them...... eat them, give them away to someone else who wants to eat them or someone might want them for breeding.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #17 of 18
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We didn't want roosters, but I became fond of them, I like the crowing in the morning and they alert when someone or something shows up at the house. But they're getting rough with the hens. I setup a 10x10 run today and I'm about half finished with the new coop (aka man cave). They move tomorrow, the problem rooster is sleeping in the run tonight and not the coop with the hens. He's safe but not happy about being locked out.
post #18 of 18
I feel u i didn't want a rooster either but I like him and the crop owing except he crows at 4.30 in the morning
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