8 month old Golden Buff Rooster picking on 4 month old RIR Cockerel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cntrywmnkw, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. cntrywmnkw

    cntrywmnkw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2012
    Utopia SC
    My neighbor gave me a beautiful 8-9 month old Golden Buff rooster that was at the bottom of the pecking order at his place. I have a 4 month old RIR cockerel that was "supposed" to be a pullet, but surprise, she turned out to be a he, anyway, now the "NEW" older rooster is chasing & picking on the little one. I have 3 laying hens & 8 4 month old pullets. My questions are:

    1. Should I separate the boys or let them work out their differences?
    2. Should I be concerned that the younger one is a RIR, who have reputations for being aggressive or should I just wait & see if he becomes aggressive?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.

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