Separate or not?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sonz77, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. sonz77

    sonz77 Chirping

    Aug 11, 2013
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    I have these 5 young roosters (13 weeks). I am newer to this, so I don't know if they're being mean or if it's par for the course. They are destined for the freezer.
    They jump on the smaller ones constantly, who they've grown up with. I've also tried to introduce a few chickens about their age and they just jump on them instantly and it tends to be more than one and the others will join in. it seems to be these 5 that are the problem, I have a few other roos that will peck a bit and go their own way, but aren't so aggressive, not jump right on them.

    I'm just wondering if it'd be better for all parties to separate them for the time being? I have some 7 week olds coming up also and I wouldn't dare put them out with these guys!
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yes, separate them to grow out for butcher.
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008

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