Roosters fighting

johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)February 21, 2009

I posted yesterday unsure whether my two roosters had been fighting, or whether Egglebert was injured in some other way and Tweedledum took advantage of his weakness.

Today when I was freshening Egglebert's water in his kennel he scooted out past me and Tweedledum immediately went after him.

So now I know.

Does anyone think this is a situation that can be managed somehow, or does one of the roosters need to go? I currently have 12 hens and plan to add chicks in the spring.

Thanks for your opinions and expertise.

Here is a link that might be useful: My place: Busy Solitude Farm

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fancifowl(5Pa)

Its what cocks do. You will probably have to keep them seperated. The least you can expect is the loss of an eye on one or both.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 8:50PM
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johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)

Thanks. I thought that was the case, but of course I hoped there might be another solution.

--Johanna

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 8:47AM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Soup if you can handle it.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 12:56PM
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