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Question about roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by workindog, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. workindog

    workindog Songster

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    Is it possible to keep more than one rooster together? I have a listing to rehome at least 3 of my 4 young roosters. In my post i said they arent to be eaten, killed or used for fighting. Im HOPING people with farms and free range birds would be interested.

    I finally got a message from someone wanting all 3. He said he has a pen with 6 birds and room for more.

    I am new to chickens but it sounds sketchy to me. Why take all 3? My understanding is if you have more than one, they will fight. Am i over thinking this or could this actually work?

    I know the odds of finding them all actual "homes" is slim but the thought of them being hurt in some way hurts my heart. I mean iffffff it comes down to it, I would rather do a humane dispatch for meat vs cock fighting or possible animal torture.

    So can 3 roosters live together? Or could this guy possibly be up to something??

    Ty
     
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  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Multiple roosters most definitely can live together, provided there’s enough hens and space. There will be a “top” rooster or one that’s more dominant.
     
  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    However, if he only has 6 hens that would not be enough for 3 roosters. He’d need a lot more!
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    They will not be used for cockfighting. Multiple roosters of most breeds can be housed together as hatcheries do it all the time. You can also keep them as bachelor groups where ideally there is several or more versus just two or three. Check out the place before agreeing to sale. It is possible interested party is interested in them as table fare.
     
  5. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

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    I have ~40 chickens with about 12-14 roosters. They all get along fine, maybe the occasional neck feathers rise, but they don’t care much because they have a lot of land to roam. Also, bachelor pads are a thing and you can easily keep many roosters together.
     
  6. Fairyloop5

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    You can put the roosters only in a separate pen, and make an all rooster pen.
     
  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    As everyone else has said, yes you can keep multiple roosters together several different ways :)
     
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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I have raised 2 together with 22 hens they cockerel worked it out early
     
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  9. workindog

    workindog Songster

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    Ok ty everyone for your input! If i hear back from him i will only let him have them if he allows me to come see their potential home. :)
     
  10. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    I have 20 hens with 3 roosters...
    Yes, there is a dominant. There's always going to be.
    I HAD 77 hens with 7 roosters. That also was fine.
    He will need more hens if he only has 6 hens though.
     
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