I have 11 chickens, that we rescued and one had had a broken leg so we ended up keeping them as pets of the eleven six of them turned out to be cock birds! They have all lived happily for last couple of years - free range over our garden and fields during the day and roost at night in an old horsebox. Unfortunately a neighbour started to complain about the cock birds crowing in the mornings so I try to shut them up at night or at least at weekends. One of the cock birds was in a tree and ever since he was seperated the others started to fight with him then more have started to fight each other. I have split up the ones that were fighting (3) of them and the rest now seem fine. Is it their age, time of year or the fact that they were shut in and one was seperated? Do you think they will get along again or do I need to keep them seperate? I didn't know whether to leave them sort it out or if they would end up killing each other as it looked quite nasty. They had blood specks on heads and on hanging bits on their heads and under the beaks but nothing too serious but they seemed to want to keep fighting, even food did not stop them so I intervened and seperated them. They are all pets with names and characters and I only want to keep them safe and happy. I can pen them in in different pens and let them out alternative days but I just wondered it anyone else could give their opinion of experiences on roosters living together as I am not sure what I should do for the best?