Roos together?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MoonMedic, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. MoonMedic

    MoonMedic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some bantams that I would liek to put together. Right now my Mille runs with the big chickens and 2 deabright hens. I purchased a half dozen bantams from TSC (they are sooo cute! shouldnt have but couldnt help myself, lol) Looks likeI have a D'uccle roo, dark, so maybe a belgian? Anyways, the rest appear to be hens. Another seabright, some light feather footed, some bearded (thinking porcelin, blue or lavender Ds, info on those all looks the same!) a small white hen with gold lacing (no clue) and a silkie (fingers crossed that its a hen!! off to check for streamers after reading some other posts!) So to my question... sorry! lol How best to put these together? are 7 hens enough for the 2 boys to share? Our mille is a sweet boy, and the new roo seems to be a sweetie too. When we had standard size roos Little Tut (the mille) was always the boss, though confrontations were very few as he wasnt to be messed with! So, I guess I asked, yea or nay on the co roo habitation? and how to make the transition easy?
     
  2. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I have a heck of TIME with the roos and lots of fighting bad fights some would die if they were not seperated
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 full grown roosters running together, but they were raised from chicks together.
    Though there is a pecking (and mating!) order, they do not attack each other.
    However, I think it is likely that they would fight to the death had they been introduced to each other as adult birds,

    Sandie
     
  4. MoonMedic

    MoonMedic Out Of The Brooder

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    looks liek I might have to rehome one then. I like the D'Uccles, they are so sweet! Gonna be a hard decision... little tut has been here awhile and we like him, but I think there are 2 roos in the new pen, the D"uccle and the Silkie [​IMG]
     

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