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Is it safe to have two roosters living in the same area?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebecca10782, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Would they fight over the girls?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    depends on the breeds, Individual roosters, etc
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    How many girls you got?
    How big is the space?
    Are the roos about the same size?
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    If they have plenty of room, they probably wont fight, but one will try to keep all(or at least the preaty ones) of the hens to himself. And will try to stop the lesser roo from having his way with the ladies.
  5. FarmGirlNC

    FarmGirlNC Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2008
    If they have plenty of space and 6-8 hens per roo, you should be fine (although they will still spar for space). If you have too little space or too few hens, the fights will be more serious and possibly dangerous. I have read that if you have only roosters and no hens, the roosters will fight less (no need to show off when there are no girls around), but I have never raised roosters only!
  6. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Plenty of space and plenty of women and they'll get along fine.

    If I had plenty of space and plenty of women, I'd be easier to get along with, too.
  7. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    I have a coop that is fairly large for the 13 chickens that live there, 3 roos and 10 hens and they get along just fine and they even take turns with the hens. LOL! I think they get along fine because they were all raised together at the same age. They have their spats but thats just like any normal faimily, right! Its like an older brother pickin' on the littler brother.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    It depends more on the individual roosters than anything else.

    You'll just have to wait and see.

    I have 2 in 1 run that get along fine, and another that would kill them if they got into the same pen, but gets along fine with the cockerels in his pen.
  9. ronniega1

    ronniega1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2008
    vidalia ga
    i have one ri red roo, and several silkie roos assorted colors....they all seem happy and get along fine with my turkey and peacheck...so do not worry:cd:lau
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:I would be happier with plenty of space and a few less women. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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