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OH believe me..they will not go with somebody I don't like. I have
advertised them as "layers" not fryers. But you never really know what
happens to them after they leave the farm. Right now, they all seem
pretty content and have lots of room to run around. I've seen the old
rooster go after the younger ones but they just scoot and run off from
him. They know the pecking order for sure. Grey Chicken is the Alpha
Chicken - totally. Nobody else gets to sit on the eggs but HER.


Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
  Watch out when you try to re-home them. I had a quick answer from an ad in 
the Market Bulletin. When the guy grabbed them all by their legs, upside 
down, in bunches like bananas, I made him drop them and leave. The bloody 
cages in the back of his pickup truck reassured me that my instincts were 

I wish I had enough land to have multiple roosters. One of my long-gone 
"chicken" friends used to have 5 or 6 running around over the farm. Each had 
their own harem, and their own piece of earth and she said they just didn't 
fight except for a little sparring in the spring. I wouldn't have believed 
it had I not seen it. When I've had 2 or 3, it was a constant battle, and I 
had to keep them penned separately. Maybe if they had more ladies?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] GRAND EGGS!

> Yeh...I'm going to have to deal with that situation pretty soon. My old
> rooster is realllly old (about 9 years old...which is old for a rooster)
> and I would like to keep one of the new "doodlers" because he is SO
> pretty....but I don't want them fighting. The young one would probably
> kill my old one. I ended up with 5 doodlers out of the 13 new chicks.
> Gonna have to find some homes for 'em.

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