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One of my boys needs to become soup

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boyswillbeboys, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. boyswillbeboys

    boyswillbeboys Songster

    Apr 19, 2013
    I have 25 pullets and 3 cockerels all 18 weeks old. The girls are all laying now, and they boys are in full gear, I thought 3 would be fine, but tonight I discovered that is not the case, they are hurting each other. I have one who is for sure a gentleman, but the other 2 I'm not so sure about. One is almost injury free after a bad day today, and the other has a badly torn waddle, my gentleman is also quite banged up. So who is the bad guy here? The one that is not injured hides on one of the shelves in the evening when I go to lock them up, if I reach in, he bites me. The other two do not react when I go to touch them, except to run away, no one likes any of the others to mount the girls. So three is to many, but who do I cull? Or do I just keep the gentleman?

  2. OrpObsessed

    OrpObsessed Chirping

    Oct 29, 2013
    East Texas
    Yeah I would eat the one that bites you. That would be enough for me lol
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Leave the gentleman with the flock and separate the other two to another pen or the stock pot.

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