(I hope I posted this in the right place- I wasn't sure if I should post here or in emergencies, but it's really not an emergency...) My roosters have grown up together and, besides a few scuffles when they were like 12 weeks old, they have NEVER fought. They yesterday I go out to check on them and gather eggs and I notice both roosters are bleeding from their combs. They had been free ranging and my first thought is that they got hurt defending the hens, so I ran around the yard and did a head count and everyone was fine. I still refused to believe they were fighting to that extent, as I hadn't seen them go at it yet. I caught each one, nursed their wounds, and put them back in the run. Then, when I went to put them in for the night, I got to witness the madness. And I don't have anywhere to isolate them (thank you broilers) I let one rooster and whatever assorted hens chose to follow him out to free range and shut the rest (who, other than the rooster, are usually the homebodies anyway). What should I do? What would you do? I have enough hens (20ish) for two roosters. My theory is this: The Wyandotte used to be the alpha, but the Orp has suddenly gotten much bigger and I think he has finally realized it. So he's decided to challenge pecking order. Will this resolve? Should I process/get rid of one rooster? I had originally planned to get rid of the orp, as he went through a very aggressive phase (aggressive with me- he would actually follow me around the yard just to peck the crap out of my legs and tried to spur me many times) but he seems to have calmed down, and he is an absolutely big, beautiful rooster, and he is much more aggressive about protecting the flock (ie doing his job). The other rooster is calmer, sweeter, but he has also mysteriously attacked my kids twice (they both did something to freak him out, but it was just weird because he's never attacked me no matter what I do) and also pretty, but not as big. So if I choose to get rid of one I dread making the choice. Or is it possible that they will be able to re-establish the pecking order and eventually co-exist peacefully? Any advice would be much appreciated.