2 roosters crowing at same time in same flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by black australorp prince, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. black australorp prince

    black australorp prince Out Of The Brooder

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    from my experience if there is more then one rooster in a flock they will fight to see who is top dog, but my barred rock and silkie [ building a new enclosure soon wont be in with big flock then] roosters crow at same time????? i have one other bantam rooster who is mating with the girls in front of other two but they dont seem to annoyed!!! any answers to these behaviours would be hugely appreciated!!!
     
  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Roosters can get along peacefully once they work out a pecking order sometimes. I have eleven roosters (not all living in the same enclosure, but there are five and three roosters in two of my pens) and they sometimes crow at the same time, too. Pretty amusing! My boys get along great, actually. I haven't had any problems with either of my pens that have more than one rooster and the roosters have been in together for quite some time.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    my eating egg flock has like 4 roos running around right now...they tolerate each other...mainly because one is bigger than everyone else but lots slower...not like lineman slow...like needs a helmet. Plus the other roos don't care what they jump on....the drakes are not amused
     
  4. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be trying out for "Rooster Idol"[​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have a slew of roos [​IMG] and they all co-exist fine, ranging freely during the day with the flock and settling down with their ladies and buddies at night in a variety of different coops. (Or on my back porch railing, some of them.)

    The dominant rooster, Carl, keeps everybody in line and I think he has made lieutenants out of a couple of the other roos. There was one impressive fight, all screaming, crests flared, jumping at each other like to kill but only minor contact a few feathers. Carl was cornered and a much larger, younger cockerel thought he's challenge him. Carl won, and now Kellogg just stays away from him. Now and then Kellogg will walk past Carl, Carl will flare his crest - and that's IT - and Kellogg will quickly find somewhere else to be.

    And I often have more than one rooster crowing at a time. It's a really special cacophony - the Rooster Chorus. [​IMG]
     

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