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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

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    My rooster i have now is getting old, eggs are hardly ever fertile, he dosent protect them, he pecks them at feeding time, etc. So i told my mam this and she said "kill it" i said no because i got the rooster form a place were he wasnt treated well, anyways i asked if i could get another rooster, she replied "no, they will fight each other to death", true? or false?
     

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    They might spar for a day or two to see who's boss. But if you have enough space and enough hens the two roosters should be able to work things out.
     
  3. Probably false. I have 4 roosters right now and they all get along just fine. I fyou have enough girls there, then an extra rooster shouldn't be a big deal as long as you quarantine and supervise for a while. Your older one will probably just ignore the new guy anyway after he gets used to him being around.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    If you introduce a very young rooster to the flock they may be fine. One that is not old enough to crow yet.

    I wish you well,

    Rancher
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

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    well the one i have now rarley mates the girls i have 1 rooster and 11 hens and a big feild the reson i was considering it is because he only accept 5 girls to be his girl friend, the top 5 hens they are the othere 6 dont have a rooster with them and go seperate to the rest so i thaught a new one could go with them
     
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    I have two roosters in one coop and 6 in the other. The no fighting . It's all how you introduce them.
     
  7. Roosters always need homes to go to, because they arent as valued!!!!

    I would tell your mom they would get along well,
    but they may have a quick fight or too then it would be over.
    I have had both fights & no real change when introductions are over.

    Maybe you could find a free one on Craigslist, or from a neighbor.

    Good luck in getting another.
     

  8. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    I have 5 roosters and about 40 hens... but they have a LOT of room to roam too!
     
  9. Wile E.

    Wile E. In the Brooder

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    Listen to your mother. What are you going to do if they do fight all the time?
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Mine do not fight.

    My girls fight more than my guys [​IMG]
     

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