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2 roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justino, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    is it bad to have 2 roosters cause my mom thinks theyll fight :|
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    If they where raised toghether as babies they ight be fine. I have 6 roosters toghether and no fights yet
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:They will fight.

    Click on the bottom link in my signature, I think it may help.
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    well they do that sparring thing and theyre 2 months now, we also have only 2 2month hens and 3 5 year old hens that we keep apart cause the oldies fight with the 2monthers...also if any of them crow to much me mom will get rid of em... [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    Can you seperate them? If not you may have to choose between which one you want to keep
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Sparring now, they will be fighting later.

    They are going to crow, how often I can't tell you.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    justino - I disagree that they will always fight. Young roos do spar to work out pecking order (so do young pullets) and who will be the top roo. I keep 2 roos in almost every pen and have no problems at all. There is an occasional chase, but my boys never fight visciously. It is generally easier if they are raised together or if you add a young one to an older roo pen (because the young one will submit and steer clear of the older roo). They may be just fine. The crowing is another story and you certainly won't be able to stop that.

    Jody
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    well well just have to see what happens when they grow up [​IMG]
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If you read my page you'll understand that alot depends on the individual roosters, so yeah its a wait and see kind of thing.
     
  10. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will establish dominance. Depending on breed, how rough this will get. Whenever the weaker one tries to crow, mate, eat etc, the dominant one will hit him. Again how bad it will be will depend on size of pen/house, breed, # of hens, time of year, and age.
     

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