How long can you separate two roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Slowerpoke, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Slowerpoke

    Slowerpoke Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2014
    Boulder City, NV
    Well, five roos actually. My boys all came from the same batch of eggs. They've never been separated, and even after a year they don't pick fights or cause too much trouble. I don't want to disrupt any of this! But if we'd want to start showing any of them, or separate them for whatever reason, what's a safe amount of time before they need to go back to their brothers? Or is any sort of separation too risky? I'd hate to see them turn on eachother because of me. Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I have read on other posts that as long as you keep them separated by only chicken wire (for example) i.e. they can see each other there should not be a real problem - maybe more experience members can contribute on the time issue?

    I wish my young roos shared the same calmness as yours! Yesterday they went at it hammer and tongue - blood all over their faces (and they are only 5 months old brothers). One went up-country to be used for breeding - the other to a friend for the slow cooker.

    Good luck

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