ROOSTERS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickiemama1, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. chickiemama1

    chickiemama1 New Egg

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    HELLO
    I JUST BECAME A NEW MEMBER..... WITH THAT BEING SAID I HAVE ABOUT 15 HENS AND 1 ROOSTER. MY SON FOUND 1 ROOSTER AND A HEN ABANDONED ON THE ROADSIDE NEAR HIS HOUSE. HE CAUGHT THEM AND OF COURSE I WOULD LOVE TO PUT THEM IN WITH MY CHICKENS. EXCEPT THE ROOSTER HE FOUND MIGHT BE A BIT BIGGER THAN MINE AND I AM AFRAID THEY WILL FIGHT. CAN I MIX 2 GROWN ROOSTERS IN MY PEN???
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Two grown roosters that were not raised together will most likely fight violently. The flock rooster will defend his right as leader of the flock, and the new rooster will want to unseat him.. It's all about making sure that THEIR DNA gets passed on.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I agree, roosters can be very inhospitable to competition, Additionally, any new birds should be kept completely isolated from your current flock for at least 3 weeks to ensure you don't introduce disease to your birds.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above advice. It would be better to keep them separate if you're going to keep both roosters and quarantine them for at least a month first.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN !!! X3 on the above advice 30 days appart.. Search for post on Quarantine.

    You can then move them to the same area in a adjacent pen, they can get to know each other with a barrier in the way. Then combine them but the ole pecking order will still have to be established. You can also husk the spurs on each rooster so that they can not do much damage.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you!
     
  9. chickiemama1

    chickiemama1 New Egg

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    THANKS, I WAS AFRAID OF THAT.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x3 on the above advice.
     

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