Need advice on roosters

Connor2329

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Mar 12, 2018
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hi everyone. I’m wondering if someone can help me. I currently have a flock of 10 chickens in a enclosure. I have 5 large mixed breed ex battery hens, 2 Pekin bantams and a trio of Japanese bantams one being a male (9 hens and 1 rooster) today I have introduced a large fowl silkie rooster to the flock and already they have started fighting which from what I understand is usual. The reason I bought another rooster was because my Japanese bantam was only mating with the 4 bantams and not the 5 other chickens so I got the large rooster so that it could mate with the large 5 chickens so I was wondering if people have any advice, on whether or not this is ok
 

Mrs. K

Free Ranging
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Nov 12, 2009
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Good advice ^^^, Adding a single rooster to an all hen flock is one of the easiest introductions. Adding a rooster to a flock with an established rooster and flock is almost a guarantee for a rooster fight.

They may fight once, or it may be ongoing until one of them dies.

Mixing large fowl and bantams can cause problems too.
 

R1V3R20NG

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Nov 2, 2017
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Maybe you should just let them settle down and learn to be content with having more than one roo. Ive seen some pretty funny videos where a Serama was fighting a large lavender rooster and the outcome was the big guy ran away with the serama on its heels chasing it around the yard in front of all the hens.
 

RWise

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Dec 25, 2012
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When I bring in a new boy, I place him in a bachelor pad, in the yard where the girls, and boys, can meet him. They are likely to box at the fence, but they cannot really hurt the other. After a week or so I may add or swap the the boys. I do like only one leader in the flock.
 

Hyroler

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When I bring in a new boy, I place him in a bachelor pad, in the yard where the girls, and boys, can meet him. They are likely to box at the fence, but they cannot really hurt the other. After a week or so I may add or swap the the boys. I do like only one leader in the flock.
good advice.
 

lazy gardener

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Nov 7, 2012
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Agreed with above posters that it is not wise to have more than one roo. And even then, I would not keep a roo unless I intend to hatch eggs. I would not want to keep a mixed flock of banties and LF. Some folks do so successfully. My first flock started out with 3 banties. I later added LF, and the banty roo had no problem breeding the large hens.
 

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