Rooster behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyatt0224, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    Hello everyone! I have a flock of 15 chickens and very soon I will be getting rid of three Silkie roosters that are 17 weeks old. The dominant rooster is one of the silkies. I also have an rir roo who I'm hoping will take control of the flock. These Silkie Roos will chase him around and pull out his feathers. So my question is since I'm getting of three roosters including the dominant one, will his temperament change at all? Like turn nasty or will he relax? He will still have a younger ba roo and maybe another Silkie roo with him.
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    No one knows except that if you only have one rooster and 15 or fewer hens, then that rooster will become the dominant roo by virtue of default.

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