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post #11 of 14

Truthfully, you may have had this problem anyway. SOMETIMES a chick raised with an established rooster, never becomes aggressive, and sometimes, he wakes up one day, and thinks today is the day I am going for the top spot and the fight is on. 

 

I try NOT to separate my birds, it causes a lot of problems. But with the days getting a bit longer, and sap is rising, the younger rooster may have been just biding his time.

 

If I was going to put him in a cage, I would put him with the other roosters. I am assuming that the other roosters are somewhere else? A bachelor pad of roosters, or the some other way of culling him.

 

MRs K

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post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. I appreciate the input. Amazing how they have their own unique ways! I never wanted a rooster to begin with, but we ended up with Boris in a straight run-he is definitely my fave-big Buff Brahma and takes good care of the hens. He also has been carrying his weight with Jenner. The other 2 rooster are kept separate in a different house. They were chicks with Jenner but ended up being very aggressive with her and the hens (but left Boris) alone, so I needed to separate them out. As I am sure you know, roos can be very difficult to 're-home. I have a level of commitment that if I bring 'em home, then I have assumed responsibility for life. Not the type that I could kill them or hand them off to someone who would! (Guess it's the RN thing or perhaps responsible "parenting"!) Will give a few things a try and hope I get back to the point that they can all get along. Learned my lesson-keep 'em together!
post #13 of 14
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Good news! I put Jenner in a large dog kennel in the coop for a couple days...he learned his place quite nicely and all is back to pre-frostbite days in the coop! No more issues and a big relief! May have to try that with the other 2 that I keep separate from the rest of the flock. Thank you, everyone once again.
post #14 of 14
That is good to hear, hopefully everyone behaves themselves.
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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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