Bunch of cockerels together in the same pen? Will they live?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cupman, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I was going to start hatching out a bunch more chickens in the coming months with my intention on eating the roosters and saving the hens. If I put all of the roosters in a separate pen together, the eating pen if you will, will they be able to keep their cool until it's time to eat them or will they get really aggressive and kill each other? I know at first they will be okay, at what age does it become a threat to have too many together?

  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    You'll have them ate before it becomes a problem with most breeds.

    We raise all our chicks together until they are butchered, sold or pulled out for potential breeders. There is some fighting, but nothing serious.

    Now if you throw a new rooster in after they are a few months old, it's a whole different story.

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