One Rooster and One Cockerl

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jymdhm, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. jymdhm

    jymdhm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one rooster, nine hens and someone wants to give me a cockrel (rhode island red). Will the two males fight? I have had the rooster for two years and he was an adult when he was given to me.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is there a reason why you would want a second rooster? The present rooster would regard any adult rooster as a threat, and would most likely attack him. 1 rooster to 9 hens is a great ratio. It's just my opinion, but I think adding another rooster will only cause problems.
     
  3. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the difference between rooster an cockerl?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    A rooster is mature. A cockerel is under a year old. They are typically hormonal, but not always.

    I say there is a high chance of a few squabbles, but should settle it out without anyone dying.
     

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