Bully Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenPen42, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. HenPen42

    HenPen42 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2012
    I am having trouble with my roosters fighting...Could use some advise...I have had a Bantam Rooster that has been the top rooster for about a Year...but I bought a Domnecker hen and rooster pair about 2 months ago, I expected the the two to fight a little bit till dominance was established, but oh my goodness....I have to keep the separated all the time..I didn't have them in the same pen, but when I come in, in the afternoon, I usually let all the pens out to free range...If I let these 2 guys out at the same time...they fight again..I'm afraid they will fight to the death...The Dominecker if fine with humans, but He won't do anything but taunt my Bantam, and that little guy is a tough Bird...Any suggestions on how to handle these guys, except throwing them in the frying pan...LOL
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Keep them separate. Two evenly sized and matched roosters MIGHT be able to work things out. The bantam is not going to give up, and the big rooster is likely to kill him.
  3. Wigg33

    Wigg33 New Egg

    Jan 19, 2014
    I know the last post was 2009 but couldn't resist sharing this story I heard. A man was having the same problem and had the idea to set a life size stone statue of a rooster in the yard. The bully rooster ended up beating himself frightened of the thing by attacking it with no results other than getting bashed up. All was peaceable after that.
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