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Fighting Roosters

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I have two rooster. Both about a year old. I got them when they were just weeks old. One is a copper maran and the other is a lavender Orpington. I only have the two roosters. No hens. Yesterday, they starting fighting. they can't be around each other or they start fighting. There has been no issues before. I don't know what caused it. There's no major injuries even though they look terrible. We're about to get baths again to make sure there aren't any injuries that need to be treated. I just need to know is this normal? Should it pass? What can I do to help?
Thanks in advance
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It is spring.  Even without hens around their hormones are probably racing this time of year.  I'll bet they'll settle down by summer.  A certain amount of fighting is quite normal.  The underdog might be fighting to see if he can get the Alpha position. 

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I appreciate that. I haven't had chickens since I was a kid and wanted roosters because no one wants roosters. So I wanted to take them In.
So just keep an eye on them just to make sure that no one gets seriously injured? They're totally free range. So I rotate them out and put one in the coop when I leave the house.
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Originally Posted by rborin119 View Post

I appreciate that. I haven't had chickens since I was a kid and wanted roosters because no one wants roosters. So I wanted to take them In.
So just keep an eye on them just to make sure that no one gets seriously injured? They're totally free range. So I rotate them out and put one in the coop when I leave the house.


I've often kept multiple roosters together.  Even though they get along there is a pecking order just like with hens.

Perhaps that is what they are trying to figure out.  If you can allow them out together where there is enough room for them to get away from each other and keep an eye on them to make sure no one is hurt, hopefully they will be getting along again once they have everything figured out.  Good luck.

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