One Rooster and One Cockerl

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

  1. jymdhm

    jymdhm Chirping

    May 16, 2011
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2012
    Union County Tennessee
    Whats the difference between rooster an cockerl?
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    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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