old chicken friends-hate each other?

CochinBrahmaLover

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So on Friday we're getting chickens, and we already have 3 full grown chickens. They 3 chickens we have now grew up with the chickens we're getting on Friday (sorry if im confusing) I've heard that after a few days chickens forget each other, well theres a rooster with the other group of chickens. So I'm worried about fighting amongst the 2 roosters
 

Wisher1000

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If you are only going to have 6 total chickens (1 roo and 2 hens in each group) there could be problems with the roos, and with the hens, for that matter. I would keep them separate but visable for a while so they can get used to one another first. Good luck!
 

sourland

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It is almost a given that the two roosters will fight, perhaps to the death. The resident rooster will not want to give up his flock, and the newcomer will want to takeover. It's just how adult roosters operate with strangers, and at this point in the game they are strangers to one another.
 

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