Pet roosters suddenly started fighting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by milliedell, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. milliedell

    milliedell New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm new here and I joined because I have a problem that no one I know has a solution for. My two pet roosters, George (white leghorn) and Henry (new hampshire mix) whom I've had for 3 1/2 years suddenly started fighted 2 weeks ago. Badly. George, who was the dominant, got the worst of it. He's still limps and is covered in dried blood. I'm keeping them separated for now, but I can't do this to them for the rest of their lives. I tried letting them together yesterday, but they started fighting immediately.
    As far as I know, nothing in their lives changed to set this off. They have never had any hens to fight over. I did have a pair of ducks, who kept to themselves, and one died (unrelated) a week after this started.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. sheeptown44

    sheeptown44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours have had there share but they usually figure it out themselves. Maybe seperate them again for a longer time. I call it goin thru puberty hahaha
     
  3. milliedell

    milliedell New Egg

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    They're almost 4 years old, so it's not puberty! George almost died the first time so I'm not likely to let them sort it out. They've squabbled before, but nothing like this.
     
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] & sorry about your roos getting in to it like that...
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Apparently it has taken Harry this long to build his confidence and now he wants to be the head boss. I have a father and son bantam barred cochins. Pops was always the boss and kept junior in his place. He never drew blood though. Now that junior has reached two yrs old, he now doesn't back down anymore and now pops is afraid of him. Good luck.
     

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