- Nov 17, 2020
We are new to chickens. We currently have 2 Roos (hatched may 19 of this year) 4 hens (same hatch date) and 4 pullets. They live in a large wooden coop with two 100sq ft rooms. They also have a 200 sq ft outdoor area. Our Roos are both Ameraucanas. One of the boys is a lovely cuddle bug who is gentle with all of the girls and people, the other is far more dominant. A few months ago the boys started crowing and doing all of the normal roo things. There have been a few squabbles this week and now our submissive roo has stopped crowing, started hiding in corners or on high perches and won’t even come down to eat until the big guy leaves. When we lock the big roo out the submissive ones behaviour goes back to normal. My daughter doesn’t want to get rid of either of them so I’m wondering what a more experienced chicken owner would do. We have the flock separated right now. Should we get rid of one, add more hens, let them figure it out on their own?