In the past weeks his feathers have grown back in and we decided today that perhaps he could rejoin the rest of the flock. I had the hens and Lucky our other rooster outside to range, and Husband brought out Cockzilla.
We suspected that a cockfight would happen, and it did, within just a few minutes of 'Zilla rejoining, he and Lucky squared off.
Unfortunately Cockzilla was not the winner which is too bad as he is certainly the better rooster. He is the one who always looks out for the hens and is gentle with them, while Lucky is rather a brute. After the fight Lucky kept between Cockzilla and the hens; he wouldn't let 'Zilla near them. Husband took a screaming Lucky and put him in the brooder box, to give Cockzilla a chance to reacquinted with the hens. I'm not sure what our next course of action may be....
Lucky in brown in the left corner
Cockzilla in the grey approaching
I am happy to report the fight was over quickly with noone injured, though Cockzilla did lose a couple of feathers.