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I introduced three new chicken's to my flock and found out one of them is a rooster. The two roosters seemed to get along for several months, now all of the sudden the new rooster seems to have been banished...? He walk the yard alone and when he is in the coop he stays in the corner of one of the nesting boxes. Any suggestions anyone has to help get him back in good graces? Thanks in advance.
 
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I haven't had any luck once they don't get along. The best luck I had was when I had a big Turken rooster and introduced a very young Dominque rooster. I never had a problem between the two of them. Since that time, I have had exactly the problem you describe, to the point that the dominant rooster forced the submissive one out of the coop on frigid winter days and wouldn't allow him back in until well after sunset. I had to get rid of one of them each time this has happened.
 
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Eating him ought to resolve the problem.

Really, unless you need more than one rooster.
 
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It's unlikely another rooster will be tolerated for long by the original, especially if the flock is small. I've had multiple roosters living in reasonable peace with a biggish flock (a dozen hens) but only when they were free range and the roosters could each have their own group of hens. Also it depends on the breed, some breeds are much more prone to fighting (think game cocks).

Freezer camp may be the solution.

 
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