cockerels seriously fighting at 6 weeks old?!?!

mudpaw

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
155
3
109
West Point, GA
Yesterday I had to go outside an physically seperate two of my little EE boys. They are just a few days past 6 weeks old...I never expected it this early/ They were both bloody and on had the other by the head when I got out there
I admit it was a little funny seeing tiny little boys duking it out like that LOL ...an old school cock-fight. Any one else's do this so early?
 

Miss Red

Songster
9 Years
Apr 26, 2010
539
14
129
Trinity, Texas
I have a week old game stag that has to be seperated already, he almost killed an older / larger stag yesterday when I wasn't paying attention.
 

lishah2000

Songster
11 Years
May 7, 2008
400
9
154
Treasure Coast, Florida
I had two trying to kill each other at about 3 weeks old. The one that just couldn't stop was the one that was all bloody and losing.

I kicked them out of the run with the adult free-rangers for two days and they were best friends again. (The two free-range roos won't hurt the babies, but the hens won't hesitate to put them in their place)
 

mudpaw

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
155
3
109
West Point, GA
wow, so it could have been even earlier. I usually only have hens, so this threw me for a loop
wow, the things hormones can do.
 

Turner

Songster
10 Years
Jan 2, 2010
148
1
100
Northeast OH
Socializing with the big boys makes them a better bird - some of them are just all hormones and do not have the savy..need to be taught about the lay of the land and what life is all about!
 

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