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I have 2 year old rooster one standerd one bantem. They are both very territorial and protective of their girls. Now I am introducing another standerd sized 6 month rooster and three girls. How can I introduce them without too much fighting
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I would expect a lot of fighting when adding the new rooster - first because he is an outsider and second because roosters can handle 10 hens each.  When there are lessor numbers, the hens get over bred and the roos, get fight  over what they consider to be "their flock,".  If you had enough hens to go around and make 3 flocks - each with their own rooster  - it may just work out for you.

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I have two flocks right now (one ~5 hens, the other ~10).  They all mostly grew up together and were coexisting well before we had a "massacre"... Something got about a dozen of them over the course of a couple of days and that's when I locked them in the coop.  That was a couple of months ago (2-3 months?).  Trying to take advantage of the situation, I separated the two roosters into different coops and matched them with hens whose eggs I would like to hatch (24 in the bator now!!).  

Here's the dilemma:  I am getting my fence fortified this week so I will be able to let them back outside the coop.  I am worried about the two roosters fighting... What is the potential outcome of this and what is the best approach for a successful outcome?? 

Thanks!!

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