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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by steven11788, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since i've raised fowl for about 2 years.. but not your standerd "barnyard chickens" i've raised gamefowl and know by tragic experince you can't keep to roosters loose, but what about say jersey giants and Buffs, have RIR hens and buff hens, and have some bantnies, but never had normal roosters, i know they they have a pecking order, so the question is

    can i have 1 Jersey giant and 1 Buff orington loose with about 15 hens ? will they fight and see who is the dominant, then, the other backs off.. peoples told me that, so what do ya'll think
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    depends on the roo usually......
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Bur you've got a better chance of it than with games. I have heard that if both roosters have their own hens when you put them together, they don't need to fight so much. But then you have to worry about the hens getting back together. So good luck.
     
  4. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darn i guess i'll have to choose which one i want, guess i'll go with the Giant.
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until this year we only had 8 hens and two roos...no problems then and none now [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should be fine but never know till u try depends alot on the roo but i think ud be fine
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I would give them a chance to see if they can get along and if not then get rid of one. Good luck!
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If they grow up together they will establish who is head roo before they get big enough to do any harm to each other.

    Keep them together all the time and there should be no problem. Seperate them and they will fight.
     
  9. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you to all, i just want some pretty birds pifering around the barn, then it hits me i have some (well culls, that i couldn't kill ) around the edge of our properety, the free-range and stick to them selves, i guess i could put them in the Iwanna for free.. or try to give 'em away, im sure there tasty [​IMG]
     
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  10. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Standard breeds won't kill each other, they will find a pecking order, don't sweat it. They may fight, but it won't be the same as the games, trust me.
     

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