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I was taking target practice and saw what looked like 2 huge Mocking birds going at it by my yard, so I walked over to where I saw it and 2 of my roosters, Big Red, and Rocky, were going at it I broke them up and looked at both of them, they were just pecking not using there spurs. I was wondering what could of caused this they have been together for 6 months.Big Red is older, Rocky's younger.

 

 

 

 

My rooster Big Red

This is Big Red.

 

 

This is Rocky.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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Originally Posted by marcus connor View Post
 

I was taking target practice and saw what looked like 2 huge Mocking birds going at it by my yard, so I walked over to where I saw it and 2 of my roosters, Big Red, and Rocky, were going at it I broke them up and looked at both of them, they were just pecking not using there spurs. I was wondering what could of caused this they have been together for 6 months.Big Red is older, Rocky's younger.

 

 

 

 

My rooster Big Red

This is Big Red.

 

 

This is Rocky.

 

Not to worry. Rocky is at the age he will now question Big Red's flock master status.

 

Sometimes they may have days where there might be a small scuffle for dominance, but it usually doesn't escalate. As long as they aren't seriously hurting one another, it's actually better to let them work out their pecking order, themselves, so they can live together in peace.

 

If one bird is set on really hurting the other, then it would be better then if they are separated, but this sounds more like a normal occurrence for a younger cockerel to try to get top bird billing.

I sometimes think that some people can't relate to the affection humans can have for a tiny chicken... unless they experience that special, dynamic, human-pet relationship bond themselves. Until we had chickens of our own, we then realized everything we'd previously known or assumed about them was incorrect. How fortunate to be involved in the secret lives of chickens!  Lisa 
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I sometimes think that some people can't relate to the affection humans can have for a tiny chicken... unless they experience that special, dynamic, human-pet relationship bond themselves. Until we had chickens of our own, we then realized everything we'd previously known or assumed about them was incorrect. How fortunate to be involved in the secret lives of chickens!  Lisa 
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boys will be boys

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Big Red was in the chicken ER for frostbite

 

 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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Not to worry. Rocky is at the age he will now question Big Red's flock master status.

 

Sometimes they may have days where there might be a small scuffle for dominance, but it usually doesn't escalate. As long as they aren't seriously hurting one another, it's actually better to let them work out their pecking order, themselves, so they can live together in peace.

 

If one bird is set on really hurting the other, then it would be better then if they are separated, but this sounds more like a normal occurrence for a younger cockerel to try to get top bird billing.

I have more news about that.Big Red was in the yard and Rocky was on the other side of the fence.Then rocky went in the fence,

and Big Red chased him down. but they were flying and dogeing each other.But what worries me is that, they did not give up, drawing blood (witch they have done)


Edited by marcus connor - 2/21/15 at 11:39am
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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Macus,

It is time to intervene and totally remove one. Is Big Red possibly a gamerooster? And Rocky looks like he might have a little in him?

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Macus,

It is time to intervene and totally remove one. Is Big Red possibly a gamerooster? And Rocky looks like he might have a little in him?

Yes, Big Red  is Gamebird Mix, Rocky is Gamebird Mix too. I am going to clip there spurrs tomorrow, and if that does not work I will sell/give away Rocky. But i will give it 1 week to 1 month


Edited by marcus connor - 2/21/15 at 4:58pm
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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post #8 of 38
Yep, it is time to separate them. If they have game blood in them, fighting until one of them is dead is coming sooner than you want it to.
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Yes, Big Red  is Gamebird Mix, Rocky is Gamebird Mix too. I am going to clip there spurrs tomorrow, and if that does not work I will sell/give away Rocky. But i will give it 1 week to 1 month


You are likely to loose one or both in less than a day when it happens. Removing spurs will not make a difference. Pen up Rocky now so he looks good enough that someone will want him. Dinged up birds are hard to even give away.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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You are likely to loose one or both in less than a day when it happens. Removing spurs will not make a difference. Pen up Rocky now so he looks good enough that someone will want him. Dinged up birds are hard to even give away.

Will do. Sad to say goodbye to him when I got him when he was little. But first going to despur them, if that does not work then I will do my last resort. But remember it's my discision.


Edited by marcus connor - 2/21/15 at 6:20pm
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
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