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Originally Posted by speckledhen View Post

Sadly, that does happen and is always a possibility. My late Delaware rooster would allow his up and coming very young sons to be in the flock with him, completely ignored them, all the way until they'd been flirting and finally breeding the hens. Then, he'd pick a time to do a sneak attack. He actually ran down and then flew off a ramp out of the coop, coming after his very large son I mentioned earlier and hit him square in the back, killed him instantly. He later seriously injured another son. Prior to that, it seemed he was going to allow them to stay. A third son eventually challenged dear old dad, who would never back down, so I had to remove him as well. It has never been a situation that worked here with the Delaware rooster and his sons, or even between the sons themselves after they decided to fight for dominance. I envy those who can have two or more roosters in a flock.

The only ones where it worked are my Belgian D'Anvers. They do quite well with several males in one flock. But no large fowl roosters ever got along as Alpha with a Second in Command around here.

I meant to say something about this.Did he spur his back open?Or did he just laid so hard he broke his spine?

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I meant to say something about this.Did he spur his back open?Or did he just laid so hard he broke his spine?


No, didn't break the skin. The coop is uphill to the pen so the ramp is fairly long/steep. It appeared that Isaac ran down and flew off the ramp and landed right center of Indy's back. Indy was laying about 3' from the ramp in a U shape, head backwards toward tail, with intestines forcibly pushed out just a little. It was Isaac's M.O. with other sons, to hit from behind in the back. He almost killed another much smaller son later in the coop but at the time only caused neurological damage. That rooster could not walk without falling over to the left and his head would bob back and forth. We separated him and he seemed to recover, but he was not good afterward. Any sudden jerky motion would send him into relapse and he eventually went downhill and did die. So, Isaac just never tolerated any other rooster with his hens, period, no matter how I tried to "sneak one in" on him.


Edited by speckledhen - 5/30/16 at 5:17am

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations on Facebook for Handmade Quilts and News from Ladyhawk & Cynthia!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen
 

 

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