Question about roos...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eminator, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi-

    Guess I have a stupid question about roos. If two cockerels are raised together and are bonded (no other chicks in the hatch), etc., will they be able to live together in the same flock as full-grown roosters? Or will they try to kill each other?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. EricT

    EricT Out Of The Brooder

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    If they're not a game breed they should tolerate each other.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They'll be fine. One will be top roo, but the other will allow it.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes, not always. My BR rooster, Dutch, would not tolerate his younger brother sharing his 30 girls. I rehomed poor beat up Mace so they both could have some peace.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with Speckled. Sometimes, but not always.
     
  6. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses! I'll give it a try.
     

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