cockerels seriously fighting at 6 weeks old?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mudpaw, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG] 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?
     
  2. Miss Red

    Miss Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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)
     
  4. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, so it could have been even earlier. I usually only have hens, so this threw me for a loop [​IMG] wow, the things hormones can do.
     
  5. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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