Caught my 2 OEG Bantam roo's fighting today...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by susanah, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both 14 weeks old. Is it just a bad idea to have 2 roos? We were going to
    wait til they got older to decide who to keep, but if one is going to get seriously hurt
    we want to go ahead and do something now.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Roosters/cockerels will do that, especially if there are hens/pullets around. It's all part of the pecking order. If you free range, you have a better chance of harmony w/two roosters. Ina contained run setting...maybe or maybe not - really depends on the personalities of the birds. As long as there's no blood, you might let it go and wait to see if it eases up. When/if it start getting really rough (blood letting), then you're gonna' have to choose or begin using two separate pens - each with their own pullets perhaps.
     
  3. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. Yes, there was blood and we now have them seperated. Didn't know if it was
    a temporary pecking order type of thing, but it sounds like one of them will be rehomed. Now to
    find someone who wants a tiny rooster. [​IMG]
     

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