Is This Wierd?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chichick, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Roosters (3 Red Pyle OEGB, and 1 White Jap. Bantam) the Jap. Bantam and 2 of the Red Pyles live in the same coop with no problems at all, but when i put the other Red Pyle in, they beat the crap out of him, which I expected out of every one of them with one another. I have 4 Hens in there with them. Would that be the reason they get along? They've established there dominance among them but they all still crow. What's the deal?

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    The Jap.
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    ^you can see the lone one to the left under the coop.
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  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not weird, perfectly normal. Roos that are used to each other and have a peckign order can often live happily together but add in some one new and it's WAR! I doubt you'll ever be able to add another roo to that crowd.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with olumbiacritter. Also be aware that as those cockerels mature they may start fighting one another. 4 hens to 3 roosters is not a good ratio.
     
  4. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spoke to soon the next morning i was feeding and they 2 RP's were ganging up on the Jap.
     

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