I have a few things that I would like answered. I want to preface my questions by saying that I have a backyard flock of 8 (6 dominique hens, 1 dominique cockerel, and 1 dark brahma bantam cockerel). This is my first flock. The dominiques are all either full or half siblings to one another. Lastly, all of my chickens are 3 months old, including the banty. All that being said, I have some questions:
1) When my hens are ready to lay eggs, should I worry about hatching chicks from a rooster who is their brother? I mean, wouldn't you just have to pick up the eggs everyday to prevent a chick from growing in it?
2) Since all my chickens hatched and grew up together, would it be a problem if the six hens have two roosters with them? (The bantam and the dominique)? Will these two roosters hurt eachother soon as they get older?
3) Let's say I get rid of one of the roosters, would six hens be enough for one rooster?