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Finally getting an Orloff rooster! Question inside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Count Orloff, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Count Orloff

    Count Orloff Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I finally found a spangled Russian Orloff cockerel for sale in my area. I will be picking him up in the first week of January. I am concerned because I already have a black sex-link rooster; he's around 7 months old. The RO is 10 months old. I have one of those Amish-built coops that will hold 15-20 chickens and their run is 8' by 5'. Should I consider rehoming my black-sex link roo if I get this Orloff? I don't want them to kill or hurt each other.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    It can depend up how the cockerels react to each other. Some will get along and some will never get along.


    The size of your run concerns me - 8x5 for two cockerels - does not give two arguing chickens much room to get away from one another. Do you keep the chickens mostly in the run or do they free range for most of the day (sun up to sun down)?


    What is the size of your coop? Sometimes what "they say" it will hold, and what it actually comfortably does is different. [​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will surely argue about who is to be the lead roo; you can't predict how serious the arguments will get. Rehoming might be the best idea. As already said, that is barely enough space for your chickens as it is; if they spend a lot of time in the coop during the day, it really isn't.
     
  4. Count Orloff

    Count Orloff Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to re-home my sex-link rooster if I get the Orloff.
     

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