Roosters at 2 weeks old already fighting.

Jetlander

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
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My Silver Laced Wyandotte roosters are already starting to fight. They will be 2 weeks old on Sat. Any suggestions? Had to cull one today as he had a real nasty eye injury.
 

Grant6411

RIP Steven
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Dec 1, 2008
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oh they will do that all through there life. dont worry. mine have fought from babys to 4 months and they are fine. just dominance showing. btw
 

lisahaschickens

Songster
10 Years
Feb 25, 2009
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Vancouver, WA
I agree. Mine started at less than two weeks of age and the girls participated some too... and they're almost 5 weeks now and they still do it some, but it's never serious. Nothing even close to injury. I would say it's very normal behavior. They want to establish a pecking order.
 

Jetlander

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
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Spokane, Washington
Definately roosters, the hatchery marked the hens for me with red dye on their heads. As the dye wears off I remark with food coloring. I'm going to seperate the hens so I don't lose any. The 30 roosters are just for meat.
 

Jetlander

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
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Spokane, Washington
They are Silver Laced Wyandottes. Both sexes do a little squabbling, but the roos are definately more aggressive. I expect some pecking order to happen, but to the point of injury surprised me. Hopefully, it was an isolated incident and no more will get wounded.
 

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