Alpha rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by itsafowlthing, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. itsafowlthing

    itsafowlthing New Egg

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    We are just beginning chickening. Our first 4 are 2hens 2 roosters. The Alpha rooster was driving our 2 hens crazy along with 4 others that unluckily are roosters too. So we have taken our "tired" two hens out of the equation and now the other roosters are pecking the heck out of our alpha rooster to the point that he is hiding in a nesting box. What should we do? [​IMG]
     
  2. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seprate him and keep a watch on him
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Coq Au Vin is a tried and true solution to this issue. Or you should remove the picked upon rooster from the others.
     
  4. itsafowlthing

    itsafowlthing New Egg

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    Ok. We've separated him and will check in the morning. We've started with 10 chicks back in February and I'm afraid six of them are roosters. The two hens that just started laying the first 3 eggs are welsummers I have been told. The alpha is a huge RIR.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Queen Misha's solution plus he has excellent taste
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes sense. The RIR's are bossy birds. And I'm sure there is a law when you hatch eggs the majority (The vast majority?) of resulting chicks will be cockerels.[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a funny for Roosters!!!!!
    My only roosters are
    2 porcelain d l'ucces and
    A Japanese Bantam to the rest of my banties and my 4buffs
    2 RIR, 1Golden Comet, and 1 Leghorn.
    Sex still pending on my silkie and sultan....
    They listen to him to....
     

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