Roo babies fighting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Missouri chick, May 20, 2008.

  1. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 roo babies that are around 5 weeks old. I love my boys, but they are showing signs of aggression toward each other. They are in with 3 girls that were hatched with them. Is it normal at this age? Thanks for your advise in advance.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh yes! I had 8 roos that were together until they were 7 weeks old and boy did they fight! Some of them even had scabs on their combs and wattles. I knew then, it was time to downsize my roos. I only have one roo now and it is much more peaceful in my coop! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, I feel like my kids are fighting. Who knew I could be so attached? I guess boys will be boys.
     
  4. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well let them do there pecking order, but watch them so they don't do to much damage on each other. If one gets hurt remove one of them and keep him in a seperate brooder. Or if you can use a clear divider to partition the brooder.
     

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