Getting a new roo??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickengirlnm, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    OK I have big girls and was hoping for some babies this spring, but the only rooster I have is a banty - after reading alot of threads I think my chances for babies is not looking very good
    I dont want to give up my little banty guy- he is just to cool
    should I try getting another roo this spring? will he and Clyde fight once the new roo is old enough to go outside?
    Clyde is top roo here only because he is the only one- will he lose that spot with a bigger roo in the yard?
    if i cant get a bigger roo thats fine I dont want to do anything that will hurt Clyde and cause confusion in my yard
    I was just wondering if it were possible to get a second roo and have them live together without fighting

  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have 3 roosters and they don't fight at all. My "Banty" will peck my older rooster but they don't fight so it really depends on the roosters.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I have 3 roo's, and the alpha would fight the other 2 to the death if I didn't seperate them.
    The other 2 live together in a seperate coop & run, they never really fight.

    Just be aware that if you get another roo there is a chance that they won't tolerate each other and you may have to build a second coop & run.

    It really depends on the individual roo's.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    It is possible, but chances are slim, for the bantam roo to breed the standard hens. It happened at my house, but only once in two years! Only one chick survived the hatching (foul weather, nested in a bad spot).

    Like others have said, it depends on the rooster you get and how Clyde interacts with him. The standard roo will need to be the dominant or Clyde will run him off the hens, which will lessen your chance to have fertilized eggs. My bantam OEG roos always chase off the standard roos, but thats because the standards are still young. However, I still see the standards grabbing the chance and succeeding every now and then. [​IMG]
  5. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    well i am hoping that this spring when i either hatch eggs please let my homemade bator work [​IMG] or if i order babies i get a roo that will play nice with clyde and that clyde will deal with- if not i am planning on making a banty run/coop and keep the two breeds in thier own yards

    oh course DH does not know that i might be adding a new chicken yard wonder if he will notice LOL [​IMG]

    thanks for the help i guess i will wait till spring to find out how all this will work out


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