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post #21 of 28

Reading this post has given me hope.  I have a "mutt" rooster I got from the neighbor and he loves my porcelain D'uccles ( not sure what he is going to do if I sell them) and recently got another rooster much larger than my Barbosa (the roo).  They just fluffed up at first then went to eating keeping an eye on each other.  Looked outside again and the big boy had Barbosa down in a corner. I went out there and saw blood on his beak so I scooped them both up and said "That is enough I will not have this in my back yard"  I know crazy.  Well I put the new roo in a cage until I can figure out what to do.  I am hoping that eventually they will get along.  If not either I will have to sale or put in the pot the bigger roo.   If I have to stay out there and spank butts I will. 

post #22 of 28

Well this makes me feel nice, I have a flock of twelve, two of which are roosters. I believe they are establishing a pecking order they had a scuffle today no bloodshed with an obvious alpha and beta rooster by the end of it. Afterwards they went in the coop and are now laying next to each other settling down for the night. Both my boys are beautiful and with the occasional hawk that we have had in the area I would feel more comfortable letting my girls be happy roaming chickens with two watchful roos to look after them. 

post #23 of 28

Well l think my problem might be worse then others .Ive got a rogue mother hen who found her way onto our property and layed 7 eggs under my boat back in may .I told my wife if they hatched Id take care of them turned out Ive got 4 roosters and 3 hens 4 counting mom .the new ones are so much larger then the mom .I dont want to get rid of any of my boys they are so friendly and there is one boss hes the big one but does seem to bully ,one has taken to jumping over fence and wondering alone .all day we clipped there wing to keep them on property they where crossing the road (no pun intended but true),they have a nice 6'x12' run and nice house and are let out every day to stay in dog lot 60'x40' .I hope they dont hurt each other but theres only one king and he dosnt let them crow and i know they all can i heard them before the order took place.They are all so pretty and hes rough on the girls but i guess its nature.Once everyone gets the order down will they continue to fight?I'm new to chicken raiseing but have learnd so much on this sight thanks to everyone.

post #24 of 28

This was really encouraging to read, that it is possible for two Roo's to get along. We have two Black Cochin Roo's one a Frizzle and one just a black Cochin. We have had them since they were hatched basically and they have always nested together and hung out together. Before we started to notice the difference in the red face and the wobbly bits we were convinced one of them must be female as much as they love each other! Now that they are a few months old you are changing names to the proper pronoun, Professor and Mary Ann to Prizzle and Martin (Prizzle is the Frizzle Bantam). 


We are really hoping for the best because we don't want to get rid of either of them. We are expanding there Coop quickly now that we have seen a little pecking and scuffling... So far (knock on wood) nothing major has happened, they are both Bantam's and all the girls are full sized so there is not a hint of trouble with the hens... They put the roo's in place with a good kick and peck in needed.

At night everyone cuddles up together and gets along. As they get older we will keep watching...

 

The moral of this story is... if you go to Tractor Supply and they have a barrel with unknown sexed chicks... Think twice before getting two while you MIGHT have a 50/50 chance but more than likely you could get two Roo's, get attached and have more stress later worrying, "Will they hurt each other?" 

None the less you comments here by much more seasoned chicken professionals has made both of us feel better! Will keep you posted on the expansion and how everyone is getting along! Thank goodness they were Bantams!!

post #25 of 28

I own 8 roosters and 5 live together within a flock and they all free-range with their 23 hens and they have contact with the other 3 roosters one of which is 6 and a half years old.:oldAnd  my roosters are all kinda funny breeds the five that live together are a white leghorn, black jersey giant, mottled houdan, white sultan, and a silkie cochin hybrid and that's in order of dominance.:clap

post #26 of 28
I had a bantam rooster with my Rhode island red rooster and the bantam was the boss. They both lived well with each other though
post #27 of 28

I introduced a new, one year old rooster to my flock once, and my existing rooster, a large 1.5 year old Buff Orpington, didn't take it well.  He attacked the new roo repeatedly, forcing it to put its head in a hole behind the feeder and stay like that for hours.  I believe it would have eventually resulted in the death of my new roo.  So, sadly, I had to butcher the older roo.  The younger roo recovered and went on to live a good life, until he gave his life fighting a fox.  Now, I have several chicks of unknown sex and am hoping that my current rooster will accept them if they turn out to be cockerals.  My adult flock consists of one roo and 16 hens.  We have 11 chicks in the brooder, six of which are straight run.  I think it would be ideal to have 2 or three roosters that tolerate each other, that could protect the 20+ hens after they grow up.  If not, I will be looking to re-home a few roos!

post #28 of 28
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I introduced a new, one year old rooster to my flock once, and my existing rooster, a large 1.5 year old Buff Orpington, didn't take it well.  He attacked the new roo repeatedly, forcing it to put its head in a hole behind the feeder and stay like that for hours.  I believe it would have eventually resulted in the death of my new roo.  So, sadly, I had to butcher the older roo.  The younger roo recovered and went on to live a good life, until he gave his life fighting a fox.  Now, I have several chicks of unknown sex and am hoping that my current rooster will accept them if they turn out to be cockerals.  My adult flock consists of one roo and 16 hens.  We have 11 chicks in the brooder, six of which are straight run.  I think it would be ideal to have 2 or three roosters that tolerate each other, that could protect the 20+ hens after they grow up.  If not, I will be looking to re-home a few roos!

Wow sounds like a bunch of lively chickens i posted a long time ago on here now we are up to 11 roos and tons more types of birds and still no problems with roosters fighting

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