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Do You Think They'll Fight To Death?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Lady Watcher, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Lady Watcher

    Lady Watcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bantam rooster and 2 RIR hens that can't get along and I haven't put him with the big ladies because he gets destroyed by her, do you think they'll fight to the death?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bantam roosters have been killed by alpha hens, so it's a good possibility. Have you tried the separate parts of the coop/look no touch? I assume you have.
     
  3. Lady Watcher

    Lady Watcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, thanks. They just keep posting up to each other in separate coops.
     
  4. the chickentaco

    the chickentaco Just Hatched

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    I don't know if it'll work for you like it did for me, but one day I ended up just letting my bantam roosters meet the rest of the flock free ranging. While my alpha female hung out with me a few feet away to watch.Once they realized the rest of the hens wern't going to take them they submitted to my Delaware hens rule a scuffle or two later,and finally settled down with everyone. Still a little confrontational but nothing truly aggressive. Good luck!
     
  5. Lady Watcher

    Lady Watcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up letting him out and he runs the flock now lol. I also ended up with 3 more bantam roosters so I'll know for next time.
     
  6. the chickentaco

    the chickentaco Just Hatched

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    Haha thats great! I ended up whith a polish roo the summer after who fought for weeks whith the hens and became top bird once out Delaware passed away :( our banty roos decided they were more people chickens, made for loving not fighting XD[​IMG]
     

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