More rooster questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SuburbanChickFarmer, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. SuburbanChickFarmer

    SuburbanChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie at raising chickens. I ordered pullets and sold 14 because there were too many for me. Of the 12 I kept, 2 are definitely roosters, (so much for paying more for pullets) one is a Light Brahma and the other is a Welsummer. I have 2 Light Brahma hens and 1 Welsummer hen and I like both roosters (so far anyway). They are now 8 weeks old and haven't started fighting or anything but things I have read and been told are so scary I'm afraid that one day I will come home and one will be dead due to fighting and with the size of the Light Brahma, I'm thinking the Welsummer would be the one to wind up dead. Would it work to build a small coop for the Welsummer roo and the Welsummer hen, and have them be a couple, and the Light Brahma can be housed with all the other hens, or should I give more than one hen to the Welsummer? I thought if I housed the two Welsummers together, then I could let the hen raise some chicks net year. Any information helpful to my situation is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 7 roosters. Don't ask how, it just happened. I think with just two, being raised together, it won't be much of a problem. One will assert himself as the alpha though.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have two brahma roos, same age. One is the top roo and has never once been challenged by my other. The lower standing roo always defers to my top one. I'm now working on teaching my top roo that I'M THE TOP ROO, not him and so far, so good.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 16 weeks my 2 roosters had their first and only very minor fight, one got a scratch on his comb. At this age they were sexually mature but the hens weren't interested so they ended up being kinda rough on the hens. They now share a bachelor pad together and free range during the day. At night they roost snuggled up to each other and never more then 10 feet from each other while free ranging. My alpha rooster is currently working on being dominant over our Aussie. My wife and I have other plans but our Aussie likes being chased [​IMG]
     

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