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asil fighting problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alucard, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys I have 3 asil hen and 3 rooster of around 6 months and a daddy asil so a month ago two of the pullets started fighting pretty badly there faces were bleeding preety badly so I desided to give one of them to my friend however the third one didn't have any interest in fighting and the two of them lived in harmony until today I saw them fighting each other there father tried to scare them off but they didn't stop so I put one of them in a cage but the other one is still moving around his cage breaking through the cage guys is there any way I can make them stop fighting each other as they are my favourite I want them to live in harmony again plz help there must be something I can do to make them stop fighting plz help they don't have spurs yet and non of them is backing off. Any advice will greatly be appreciated thanks
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Asils of both sexes are known to be very aggressive. They are a game bird after all, and may fight for hours or even to the death. You may have to permanently separate them.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    You'll have to house them separately, and if they must caged next to each other you'll have to put up partitions so they can't see each other. As mentioned Asils are an aggressive breed. While they are a hardy bird they do require special management techniques to keep them safe from each other. They are not the typical backyard flock that can free range in the backyard.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    The standard procedure in the US is to place one bird per pen. You might also look into tie-cords although you have to have exceptional predator management for that to work. With pens you can obstruct their view using a piece of plywood that it roughly 16" tall. I would encourage spacing pens a bit (>12 inches) in case your partition efforts are not complete to prevent biting. With my singly kept games I alternate pens based on sex of birds they contain so as you go down a row you see male-female-male-female-male-etc.
     
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