So I have this rooster that was grown when he was given to us. Then we got another young rooster. The pecking order was established and all was cool. then one night something happened in the coop and the old rooster was out and the new one took over. The birds free range and the oldest rooster has been kicked out of the coop and living in the woods! I have never seen this before, is this commen?
So my granddaughter and I went and got some Araucanas from or tractor supply store today. We were going to put them with one of our broody bantams but no luck. She pecked at them and moved on so there are 6 little fat birds in the kitchen again. Our flock is at 19, 2 roosters=plucky Hans fritz and rat bastard!
So the person who gave us this one thought it was it was a boy, still yet to be determined. I think we have become chicken rescue! we have received 5 chickens from 3 different families. All are free range except at nite when the are in their metal bunker.