Roosters behavior without hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by possumblossum, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. possumblossum

    possumblossum Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Blount Co., TN
    Will roosters cohabitat relatively peacably, if they are kept separate from hens and pullets?
  2. CheepSunglasses

    CheepSunglasses Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Some will. But as they get older, they may get more aggressive with each other. We have also found that in a group of hens, they may start competing with each other. This can result in beat up, featherless girls.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    I'd say most will. But they need to be out of sight of the hens. If they can see them they will fight over them.

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