You can castrate a rooster. It's called caponizing. I wouldn't. Usually roosters will fight until one cries uncle and shows by submissive body language that he acknowledges the other as top rooster. This is usually relatively short-lived scrimmaging, but it can be bloody. Crating a rooster will just make the cycle go longer, I think. And I imagine sometimes neither one will be willing to back down, so it will go on and on. These two are new? Are you collecting roosters?
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Kip, I hate to say it, but the only way I have found to put an end to the fighting is to put one in the pot. There always seems to be one that attacks the kids, so he's the one who gets to grace the table.... It's not silly to not want to kill either of them, is there somebody you could give one of them to?
They say 3 is better than 2. However, I had 2 gang up on one and drive him out. The 2 had an understanding already, I guess. Do you have any hens to go with these roosters? We had about 25 roosters ...but we're down to our favorite (the last survivor of the 3) and a few extra roosters that were supposed to be 50/50 hens. They seem to be getting along ok...now that the hen to rooster ratio has improved. -Jenn
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