rooster attacking sibling roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I separated 3 young roos from the rest of the group after reading you could keep them separate from the hens and they won't fight.WRONG....... Unless they need to be completely out of sight of any hens. I have a Brahma, Sussex mix and a Sussex roo, the Brahma has bloodied the poor sussex, comb and when he put his head in the corner to protect that the nasty boy went after the sussex's but. So I let him(Sussex) out of the coop to let him run with the rest of the flock. At least when the other rooster go after him he can get away. one of this summers hatches gave me 3 rooster out of 6 hatched. I didn't wait to see how many roos in the last batch I gave them away. The co-worker I gave them to thought they all looked like hens, told him he would know for sure in 3 or 4 weeks if any started to crow. They are about 9 weeks old now. If I carry thees roos around so they are not afraid of me. thats good but how do you stop them from going after each other so viciously?
     
  2. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really can't stop roosters from fighting. It's really in their make-up. They are here to be dominant and breed all the hens they can. That's how mother nature made them. I know people think man made them or taught them to fight but that's so wrong. They were like that long before we domesticated them.
    Sometimes in rare occations you can keep them together, as long as they are never separated. It is rare and even then after a while they get older and then fight. Eventually they will want to see who is "the King of the hill". We didn't make them that way.Mother Nature did.
    I'm sorry someone told you that you could separate them. They were completely wrong. I guess if you really like them you could make each one their own pen and get them all their own hens. Will
     

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