Roosters Will Be Roosters


I’ve rarely seen my roosters actually hurt each other unless they’re confined (which is why I no longer keep any roosters in the chicken house/yard), but boys and roosters will be boys and roosters. They’ve always got something to prove–

–to each other if no one else, because I don’t think the hens are that impressed!


  1. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    Crazy Ole Roosters!!
    Granny Trace

  2. Dianna says:

    Reminds me of teen-age boys fighting in the schoolyard. (At least when I was in school. Now – sadly – weapons seem to be involved.)

  3. Joycee says:

    It’s a guy thing, my ruff is bigger than your ruff!

  4. BuckeyeGirl says:

    I’m pretty sure after this little dust up, they each strutted away thinking to themselves, “Well! I guess I showed HIM who’s boss!”

  5. M.J. says:

    Hence, the expression “don’t get your feathers all ruffled.”

  6. holstein woman says:

    I don’t let mine fight, I get in the middle of it and break it up. I have had the day when the spurs were our and one got hurt.
    Sorry if I ruined your day, even the chickens don’t get away with fighting.

  7. Nancy Stickler says:

    I never found breaking them up helped. They would just go back at it as soon as I walked away. Spring is in the air….

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      I think it’s natural. They are usually just messing around. Only twice in the last three years have I seen a rooster truly hurt another rooster, and in those cases I interfered. Usually they just walk away from each other. That’s why I keep all the rooster free-ranging, so they can walk away.

  8. Carrie Johnston says:

    Both those roosters thought “if only I had an arm and a fist…why I’d…..”

  9. BeckyW says:

    I can see who is “king of the barnyard”…..

  10. JerseyMom says:

    I agree with you about the hens. They seem to totally ignore it. Silly roosters!

  11. ann/alba says:

    Oh my gosh Susanne your rooster are beautiful…
    yup boys will be boys…

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