New Roosters in the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JoePalanza, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. JoePalanza

    JoePalanza Hatching

    Oct 5, 2013
    Waverly, NY
    Hello all- I have a good size flock of chickens (about 20) different mixes of breeds. I was given two Roosters, a Speckled Sussex, and a Light Brahma/Americauna mix. The Brahmacana seems to be the dominant one while the Speckled Sussex seems to avoid any confrontation, but likes to walk around with me seeing what's going on. Has anyone had this type of behavior?
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I don't read any unusual behavior. Are you expecting the roosters to fight?

    Many, many flocks exist with more than one rooster; normal chicken behavior is to have a dominant rooster with subordinate roosters. Non-dominant roosters still practice flock management tasks.

    I think your subordinate rooster was acting quite normal for his role.

    By the way, welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills. :frow

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