Will roos fight if kept separate from hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fancyandfree43, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. fancyandfree43

    fancyandfree43 New Egg

    Jun 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    I am discovering I have too many roos and debating on building separate coops for pairs or a separate pen for the roosters and take turns allowing the roos to be with the hens. I have Rhodes Islands, Leghorns, red and white Sexlinks, and a couple gray chickens, pair of Cochins and a pair of Americanas. The Americanas are already separate from others.
    There are some that I'm still not positive if they're roos or hens. If the neck feathers flare up and out and they fight others that look like roos, doesn't that mean they're roos?
  2. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    My FIL has a flock of roosters from my straight runs and packing peanuts. He has 12, I think? All different kinds from silkies to oegb to barred rocks & RIR's. Anyway, they live about 1 mile from me and I see them daily. They all get along great and do a good job keeping the bugs down!

    Oh and hens can fight like that, too [​IMG] Not as common as roos, but they will squabble.

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