Not sure where to put this, so.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I am putting it here.

    We have 2 roosters left in our LITTLE flock, they were fine together up until about 5 days ago. All of our chicks are 15 weeks old, so that should give you an idea of what we are dealing with as for maturity.

    We had 5 roos and decided on giving away 3 of them WEEKS ago. The two that we had left divided up the pullets, one rooster took 3 and the other one took 2 that were his own breed. So all was good. The roos didn't fight and were fine all in the same coop (which is large enough for up to 10 full size birds) and they were all fine in the large run too.

    Now, not so fine. Our white leg horn roo has decided that the EE roo does NOT now belong in the same place as the rest of the tiny flock. [​IMG] The EE now stays in the coop 24/7 and is NOT allowed out withing the run at all. I don't know how or why this came about, but I need help with this situation.

    There is no money in our slim budget to build another coop and run, plus there is not that much room either. I don't want to get rid of either of these roos since they are two of the nicest ones we had of the 5. I am just not sure of how or what to do when the EE is not allowed out of the coop.

    Can anyone help???
  2. DAFox

    DAFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    SW MO in Vernon Co
    If you are set on keeping both amiacably, give the roos a private area (a cage within the coop) and change them out at some set interval so that only one roo at a time is with the hens. Two roos with only five hens is not the best ratio.
    Leghorns have a reputation for aggressiveness.
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    usually it is 1 roo, to 10 pullets or have a dominant roo that does not want to share, and the girls will pay for it in the end. I suggest you either re-home or do what the previous poster said, give them alternate days with the girls.

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