Hello everyone , I need some advice on my cochin rooster . I have had my little flock for over a year now . They all seemed to live in harmony until a week ago . I have 3 cochin roosters , one silver one red one white and grey. The red rooster suddenly started attacking the hens and the other roosters . My poor silver rooster got nailed in the neck - head area , he looked as if he was going to die , falling over and holding his foot to his head . At first I thought " chicken disease " So I put him in a isolation cage So if he was ill he wouldn't spread it to the rest of the flock . Upon inspection he had a nasty hole in the right side of his neck - head area. I knew then he had ben spured by the other rooster . Since then the red rooster has been spuring everything in the chicken yard . Now I have him in a isolation cage as well for the protection of the flock . The silver rooster is recovering from his wound , started eating and drinking on day 2 , now his is almost well and ready to go back into the chicken yard . I really like my chickens, all of them . I do not want to get rid of the red rooster . My husband wants to despur him . I agree that despuring the roosters would be better for the flock . It won't stop them from fighting but might keep them form hurting the hens . I don't get it , after a year and a half of being content , the roosters start fighting .Might be the cool weather . I have no idea what else to do but despur the roosters and let them fight or build another pen to house my red rooster .