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post #1 of 81
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hi is it normal to find roosters in a nest box,last night i walked into the coop and found my two roosters and 3 hens in a 1square foot nest box it wasnt cold but my roosters are kinda like enjoying the nest box more than my hens.

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post #2 of 81

Yeah it's normal. They do it for safety I think. All my chickens crowd together in the nest box. lol

 

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“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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post #3 of 81
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I had two cochin roosters and the minute they seen one another they went crazy i thought it would stop if i separated them,so i put the new one in a cage in the coop the next day there was blood all over from them fighting through the cage so i took one back to the pet store,and got two hens they was still young when i got them so i put then in the back room until they got abit bigger then i got my other rooster spots,his some mix breed but was the same size as the two hens i got and he is getting big but unlike the other rooster spots and rango gets along well and they will eat and lay together, why dont they fight like rango fought with the other rooster

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post #4 of 81
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spots is the rooster in my avatar and this is rango

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post #5 of 81

Aww what a beauty! I dont know why they dont fight, some do and some are more placid. I had two roo's who were brothers and grew up together and started fighting when they came of age. One had to be rehomed. Some cockerels live in harmony together though.. sounds like you're lucky! x

 

“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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post #6 of 81
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i hope so rango and spots never have any problems but i think spots is still young i got him in december and he was fully feathered but could fit in my palm i got him and pudding together pudding doubled her size and his 4 times bigger almost as big as rango.i really dont know anything about how they grow or how to tel there age so im clueless,do u perhaps know or can tel how old he is

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post #7 of 81

I dont know how old he is, is he crowing yet? If he is crowing then he has to be about 4 or 5 months old I expect. Chickens are fully feathered by about a month old. Also if he is a bantam breed (a breed that is small) then he wont be as big as the other chickens. I have a roo that is a bantam and the hens are bigger than him, but he still manages to mate with them.

 

“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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post #8 of 81
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no he makes no noise yet, rango is the only noise maker, i dont think his a bantam because i weigh them on a scale every now and again and he picks up weight the fastest when i put him with my white cochin hens he was half there size now is taller

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post #9 of 81
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do u know what breed he might be or what he is crossed with he has feather legs and a rose comb ive started treating him for scaly leg and the feathers are starting to come out

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post #10 of 81

Im not good on breeds, you're best to put a picture of him on the breeds/genetics thread. They might help you.

If hes not crowing then he cant be that old, maybe 3 months?

 

“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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“Perhaps most persuasive [example of intelligence] is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

 

If I come across as sharp, I am not meaning to be sharp - just informative and to the point. I don't tolerate fools too gladly.

 

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