In the Brooder
- Jun 26, 2020
We have two roosters, but no hens. Though they fight quite a lot, they are quite evenly matched, so both are plump and healthy at the moment. I would separate the two from the hens, as it works quite well for us.
I've never heard of hen's being over-mated, unless you mean them loosing feathers from being topped, so much.With two pairs. I would be more concerned with the hens be over mated. Rather than the roosters fighting. Even if you keep the pairs separate to keep the colors pure. I would add some more hens.
You have the right answer, JHH3! Those were my thoughts, as well!They might not fight, but keep an eye on them because they might object to the other mating with the hens. I had a couple that when one of them was mating a hen, the other would run over and peck both the rooster and hen on the head. A couple of times one of the roosters ran over and ran into the mating rooster and hen, knocking him off.
Didn't fight each other, but the hens got the worst of it from pecks on the head to torn flesh from spurs dragging when the rooster mating her was knocked off. Ended up having to pick a rooster to leave and one to stay just for the sake of the poor hens.
I have two roosters and they get along. One is definitely more assertive than the other, but they don't fight. I think it just depends on the roos, so time will tell!After my entire flock was killed in a attack from a pack of raccoons or a weasel (not sure.) I decided to try again with chickens and long story short ended up getting a sliver, and Golden deathlayer pair. I have had them for around 5 days and so far and the sellar said they were raised together. But I know eventually they will start to fight. My question is what should I do when they start fighting? Should I separate them? Get more hens? Or just wait? View attachment 2902443 View attachment 2902444