roos together?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickaboo7, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    It's time to weed out the roos. I want to keep 4 of them because of their temperment. 3 are bantams & 1 glw standard Can they live peacefully or will the standard beat up the bantams when inclosed.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Once the roos begin to mature those banty's won't know they are half the size of a standard roo. Eventually you will have fighting if all 4 live in the same pen. Even more so if there are females in there. Mating males can be vicious to other males. You may end up with blood shed and death. If you want to keep 4 males you might want to think about 4 pens or 3 pens and 1 in with your hens.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I find my banties have ego problems and think they can take the hens from the standard roo... being 1/5 of the big roos size puts them on the losing end EVERY time. I have 3 roos and each has their own coop but share as much free range area as they want. For the most part, they avoid each other and keep on their own turf. However, I would not keep them in the same pen as someone would get hurt bad, and my guess it will be the banties.

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