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Too many Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by carbonfibrguy, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. carbonfibrguy

    carbonfibrguy In the Brooder

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    We recently hatched 18 chicks and now that they are growing (about 6 weeks old now) some of the young roosters are being very aggressive and causing wounds on the other roosters. Any suggestions on what we should do? or do we just let nature take its course and let the dominant ones rise to the top. I wanted to let them grow a bit more so we could make roasters out of them but it's starting to look like a little "Chicken Gladiator" camp out there. Any suggestions?[​IMG]
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At this age pecking in chicks is usually due to overcrowding. I'd seperate them into at least two groups to give them more space. Or, if you aren't that interested in growing them for meat, and you can tell who are roos, go ahead and cull them.
     
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  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chirping

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    Give them more space and hiding spots.
     
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

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    There is a page on Keeping Peace in Your Coop on the site linked in my sig that may provide some helpful ideas.
     

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