Aggressive Roos Issue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Piper1998, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Piper1998

    Piper1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping someone can help with this. I have two 5 month-old leghorn roos that are trying to - well - they seem to be trying to kill my 5 month-old cochin pullet. I almost made them into soup this weekend, but thought I'd better straighten out and find out what's going on first. I have a total of eight 5 month-old leghorn pullets, two 5 month-old cochin pullets, two old hens, and a 5 month-old silkie roo. Do I have too many roos for the flock? I've seen posts discussing a certain number of pullets to the roo to keep everyone "settled" and I'm not sure if I'm out of kilter. Any advice out there before I make leghorn roo stew?
     
  2. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By what I have read you have 2 too many...[​IMG]
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochins and Silkies are generally the most docile of breeds. Leghorns are known to be a bit on the aggressive side.
    You make the stew, I'll bring the salad.
     
  4. Piper1998

    Piper1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cochins and Silkies are generally the most docile of breeds. Leghorns are known to be a bit on the aggressive side.
    You make the stew, I'll bring the salad.

    That's too funny! Now, I haven't done this yet, but I'm sure I can. I'll let you know how the stew tastes:)
     
  5. Piper1998

    Piper1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    Turned out that pullet they were beating up was a roo; he crowed a few days after the onset of the trouble. Now they're all in the freezer :)
     

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