[quot name="centrarchid" url="/t/613455/show-off-your-american-gamefowl/3750#post_15220771"]To add a little to the battle royal issue with immature American Games, some of it appears predictable as a consequence of the maturation process. My birds are prone to start during the transition between chicks and juveniles. This is about 5 weeks as head becomes feathered. It can be a little earlier if hen reared and they are weaned a little early. When hen stops clucking I can expect trouble as that is the time chicks setup pecking order for the first time. Problem can start earlier in brooder as those can start setting up pecking order at around three weeks and being game the pecking order challenges are all that it needed to get the action started. That may be pecking order alluded to by sdm111 but the gameness sets it apart. The next dahger time is 10 to 12 weeks when first adult feathers start coming in and the final time is when bullstag status is realized. Other events can set the scraps off but those are the peak times of worry for me.[ /quote]I'm not talking about your battle royal or pecking order. I'm saying when penned cause that's all I can do no free ranging or cords here too many predators, when one decides to go apeshot and beats and beats and beats till the back of the head is bloody then the others attack until dead cause of the blood. You automatically assume you know the answer to everything when that's not the case something that works for one dosnt have to work for another. I'm trying to convey to others monitoring this thread that your answers to everything may not work for them and you call people out and belittle them when they don't totally agree with you. You have a lot of what I'll call fluff u talk a good game but never back it up with proof as in pictures and whatnot. Just what centra says goes.