Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teylah, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Teylah

    Teylah Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2012
    perth WA
    looking for someone with personal experience raising two roosters.

    okay so here's the story
    storm and sooty are BO Roos.
    I have hand raised them, they are now 9weeks old....
    they are not aggressive, they are both quite placid.
    but more and more they don't want to be held/cuddled etc...(they never left my side as chicks) but I figure that's part of them growing up!

    my problem is if I pick one up and walk away - the other becomes noticeably upset, he will start jumping up and down, making a whole lot of noise....once the other actually chased after us and flew into my arms to be with his brother!!!????

    at first I thought it was super cute that they don't fight, they want to do everything together etc!
    but I'm just wondering as they get bigger will this be a problem,
    I kinda get the feeling sooty (the larger, more developed alpha roo) thinks storm is his girlfriend??

    or am I just over thinking it and they just have a good bond?

    I have not experience with chickens or Roos I'm just winging it (pun totally intended)

    I'd love to hear from people who have raised Roos together!

    I don't have hens and I'm not planning on getting any at the moment!
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    I don't have 2 roosters, yet, but have read if they have no hens to fight over they get along and have their own pecking order. If you add hens though, things WILL change(hormones)
  3. Teylah

    Teylah Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2012
    perth WA
    yes that's what a bird expert told me- that's why I have no hens as of yet.....I thought my boys were girls but nope two beautiful Roos :) [​IMG]

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