Is this a truce?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheTwoRoos, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 roosters,two of them are 8 months old,and the oldest is 5 or 6 six yrs.He usually can't stand the youngsters,so he attacks them.They never have,ever decided fight back,and our oldest guy just doesn't spar,he kills.

    But I notice today,him and my cockeral Zeus,were standing right next to each other,only about 3 inches apart.Which is so rare.I heard that when roosters just decide their best buds.it's considered a "Truce'.Zues gets nervous even though Our big roosters isn't threating him.So is this a truce?
     
  2. RooDen

    RooDen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes sometimes two roosters just tend to be less bothered about another one's presence. Don't know whether it is a truce or not but if they are at peace its all that matters.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I guess it could be a truce, but enjoy it while it lasts :)

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  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds OK.. but its weird they you older rooster will kill other ones often.

    Usually they will form a pecking order like the hens.. so long as they have enough room...they will know their place and not fight... unless its a fighting breed of chicken of course.
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well,he is used to being the ONLY roosters,and that truce didn't last long.Our last roo that we hatched out,from big roos blood,he blinded and broke his neck.
     
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    He sounds nasty!

    I have 7 roosters and they all get on together fine.

    They even help look after the chicks... make great dads.

    Is your rooster a breed that is for fighting?
     
  7. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow sounds like a seriously aggressive rooster. Do you have a picture of him? What breed is he?
     
  8. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    If you really think that your old rooster has signed a peace treaty with Zeus, smear enough shoe polish on the old guy's plumage so that Zeus fails to recognize him. However you had better have either a bachelor coop or else a hot skillet of grease handy because war will break out.
     
  9. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so,but he could possibly be a mix (Lady we got him from had tons of roosters togther and he was one of them together.But here isa picture.[​IMG]
     
  10. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what his son did,accept they didn't even have a truce,his son just got sick of being pushed around.
     

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