Fighting cockerels?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Donnigan, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three young cockerels. 1 is about 7 months 2 are three months. I noticed the 2 fighting when they were about 9 weeks but i haven't seen them do it in a long time so i think they got it worked out. I saw the 7 month old and one of the 3 month olds fighting a few days ago so i grabbed the 3 month old because i thought he might kill the 7 month old( he is a production red and is much bigger then the 7 month old). They keep running at each other so i usually separate them. Should i keep separating them or let them work it out?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Usually, they need to be left to work things out. However, if one has clearly given up the fight, but the other persists you will need to intervene. At 3 months old, there are no spurs yet, so injuries should be minimal.
     
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    I would get rid of the production Red Rooster..They are more aggressive...How many hens do you have? The best ratio is 10 or more hens per Rooster...Coop and Run space will play a big part in them not fighting all the time....Separate if things are getting really bad...

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  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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