Pecking Order

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by roostercluck, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chirping

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    When I remove extra roosters would it disrupt the pecking order, and how bad would it be? How long until it would be peace again?
     
  2. GoChick

    GoChick Songster

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    It will disrupt the pecking order, but they should be able to sort it out quickly.

    I have two SLW who are big bullies since they were young - they even bullied my poor Dark Brahma rooster. Once I added another rooster, he became the head honcho, and put the two bullies in their place - they went from top to bottom of the pecking order in no time. Some months later I had to get rid of this new rooster, and the pecking order was rearranged - the two bullies climbed up again, fighting the gone rooster's favorites for the prime spot. But it all happened within a week, with very few feathers lost, just a lot of screming. You should be fine.

    In my experience, if chickens (hens and roosters) have enough space, they can sort things out pretty quickly and without too much violence ;-).
     
  3. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chirping

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    Ok. Thank You. I will act right away.
     

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