Big commotion in the coop late last night, heard over the baby monitor we keep in there. Sounded like a battle royale. DH went out. Gabriel and Scout, both sons of my Delaware rooster, Isaac, raised together, were in a serious fight. Scout is an EE cross with pea comb and no wattles. Gabriel is the spitting image of his Delaware father. Rex, their 1/2 BR older brother who is my avatar, was with the hens over to the side, not interfering as he normally would, being large and in charge, so this was definitely a fight for 2nd position. They would fight on the roost, fall off then get back up and go at it again. Scout was on the bar one up from Gabriel and neither was backing down. Tom grabbed Gabriel, didn't check him, just wanted to make it stop, left the coop and went over and threw him in my late Zane's cage for the night. This morning, I asked DH how Gabriel was in the light of day. He said he was a bloody mess. Scout seemed fine. When I finally went out to look for myself, Gabriel had blood all over him with marks on his comb and wattles, blood down the back of his neck, etc. Scout didn't have a scratch on him. He had some light blood marks but it seems all the blood on him belongs to his brother. Gabriel is about 1/3 larger than Scout. When let out to free range today, Rex kept chasing Gabriel away from the group. Finally, he went underneath the Orp coop to sulk. He and Scout were ignoring each other. There is blood slung all over the roost bars and one wall of the coop. Here are the combatants: This is Scout, the apparent winner, or I guess he might have been if DH had not interfered, hard to say what would have happened. Baby monitors in the coop come in handy ETA: After talking with wekiva bird today in South Carolina, I found out that about the time of the Big Fight, there was an earthquake in SC, felt all the way to Atlanta, GA. I didn't feel it, but I wonder if that had something to do with the situation in the coop last night.