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Memory of Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AltF4er, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. AltF4er

    AltF4er Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if a rooster remembers the flock it has been with before...I got a rooster about 2 months ago and he has been awesome and no trouble but where I got him from there were 3 OTHER roosters and they all lived okay I guess. Two of them were bantams such as mine and the other was a big rooster and there was never any problems. So the other day, I was passing by where I got him and talking to the people there and they said that they wouldn't mind selling another rooster. Now I understand each rooster needs a good amount of hens and I got that covered but I am more worried about the fights. I imagine there might be a little fight just to see who's "alpha roo" but was wondering if the rooster would recognize him. Plus, they are some GOOD looking roosters but I wouldn't mind refusing the offer....well I would just a little [​IMG]. Btw, I should mention that it is a mixed breed, I made a thread here wondering the breed and I believe it might be OEG and another because he has feathered legs, wondering if that makes a difference.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You rooster now regards the flock as 'his'. If you introduce another rooster, they will fight. As to the outcome?
     
  3. AltF4er

    AltF4er Out Of The Brooder

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    So I guess it would be worth a try, right? They free range so they have plenty of room. If it gets too rough, then I have an extra rooster and got no idea what to do haha xD is there any way to reduce aggression when I introduce them?
     

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