- May 21, 2017
My rooster flock is doing good. They all get along with each other well. Domino has become aggressive towards humans, and I'm trying to train him. It's been working pretty well so far.How is everyone's rooster flocks going? My boys are coming on 10 months now and still mostly pretty cool. They've each gone through trying to be dominant over me since my last post in October (charging me, puffing up feathers etc), but a light slap to the top of the head has had them back off.
They don't seem to trust me like they used to though. They used to come running for treats, but only do now if they've run out of food. Also, they used to talk to me -- I'd walk up and say to them "hey boys, nice shorts!", and they'd get all chatty -- "bukka-bukka-buuuuk", but they seem to not like the banter anymore. Only Prancer (the largest of the group) seems to still like me; he's always been the most chilled out.
Other than that, no fighting between them, and no more aggression shown towards me.
Has anyone ever let their rooster flocks have conjugal visits with the girls? If so, how did that go? Any aggression towards the girls or each other? Any issues afterwards?
That's too bad that your roosters are less friendly. I have a cockerel that used to be a lot friendlier when he was younger, but has become more skittish. He isn't aggressive at all, though.
Every time my rooster flock free ranges, they can interact with the hens in their coop. Domino often tries to fight with the rooster that's in with the hens, but they can't hurt each other because there's wire between them. I've seen no negative impacts other than that.
I think, if you actually let them physically interact with the hens, there might be some minor fighting between the top hens and the roosters. Then, depending on the number of hens and the maturity of the roosters, there could be a lot of rough mating going on. The roosters might even decide to fight a bit to establish who gets to be top roo over the hens. I think, if you put them back in their rooster-only pen afterwards, they probably would stop fighting. The hens might get a few minor injuries from rough mating, though.
Are they in a rooster-only flock? How many are there? Can they see the hens? Do you free range them? It sounds like your roosters are a bit overcrowded. Could you get a picture of their living quarters?My boys are Not getting along at all
They r 5 months old and all brothers and still fight.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated