Do I need to put a roo in the freezer?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IDIOT HUSBAND, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. IDIOT HUSBAND

    IDIOT HUSBAND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not 100% sure but I think I have two roosters in my flock. I have 15 RIR chickens two of them are a little larger and their combs are redder and they have waddles(under the beak). None of the others have that much red or waddle. So if I do have two roosters do I need to get rid of one or will they coexist peacefully? Thanks.
     
  2. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age are they? Do the feathers look different/are they coming in at a different rate?
     
  3. jus1jack

    jus1jack Critically Endangered

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    Time will tell. I had 5 at one time without much fighting at all.
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Having at least 3 always decreases the fighting for some reason but I wouldn't worry about it, normally a little fighting doesn't hurt anything.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are growing up together, chances are that they will get along just fine. There might be a squabble or two here and there, but I wouldn't worry over it to much unless they start getting overly aggressive towards one another. Something else you might need to keep an eye on is if the pullets / hens are being over mated. If that ends up being an issue then you could always add to your flock or get rid of a roo.
     
  6. IDIOT HUSBAND

    IDIOT HUSBAND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How will I know if they are overbread?
     
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    They will have feather loss on their backs.
     
  8. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you like your roosters, I wouldn't worry about getting rid of one until you actually have a problem. [​IMG]
     
  9. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, but don't get rid of the roo. Get more chickens. [​IMG]
     
  10. barredcountrycoop

    barredcountrycoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I kept two roosters out of a straight run I got from Mt. Healthy. Only intended to keep one but my daughter wanted one as well as my son so I kept two. They are 8 months old and I have had no problems whatso ever, at least yet. I wouldn't worry about it unless you start having problems. Enjoy them
     

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