Getting a second roo--could my roos tolerate each other?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilverPhoenix, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I just found an ad on Craigslist for a spangled OEGB rooster, and I couldn't resist calling about him! My coop is currently without a rooster for the first time in ten years (my Japanese bantam rooster passed away from old age), and I'm excited to grab both a breed and color variety that I really like. He's only three months old, too, and apparently very tame. The current owner says she hatched him herself and he doesn't quite understand he's a chicken yet. He's also allegedly quite small, which I like. I imagine he'll make some pretty chicks!

    However, I do have a small flock of seramas (a trio, two hens and a rooster) that I would eventually like to integrate into my coop at least during the warmer months, and I'm a little hesitant with the fact that the two roos could have issues with one another. I have twenty-four hens in the coop not including the seramas, though, and my coop is a good size--the run is 25' long by 15' wide and 6' tall, and then the henhouse adds another 10' x 10' or so.

    Do you think there's a chance the two could coexist in peace with that much room and that many hens? Anyone have tips for introducing them? I suppose if it ends up they can't get along at all and keep getting each other bloody, the serama trio are quite happy in their current set-up and I could always move them back. Ideally, though, I would love to have two roos who can share the many hens. I've heard the ideal rooster/hen ratio is 1/12, so they would certainly be in a good ratio with twenty-six hens between them!

    Anyway, any thoughts or ideas or stories are appreciated. (Also, if anyone has spangled OEGB rooster photos, I'd love to see them!)
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Two roosters will fight,till one of them become the dominate dude or the Alfa rooster, when I started with chickens last year I had one rooster and then I got a new one and I swear they almost kiled each other till I took the new one and made it dinner myself in the same day, so if I were you I will not get a new rooster.
     

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