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How old are these boys?  "Really friendly and sweet"  can become "Wants to hurt me!" if you are misinterpreting the behaviors your are seeing in younger cockrels.  I want my cockrels to respect my space at all times instead.  Mary

I agree w Folly's place . Depending on how old your roos are, you may be in for a big surprise later on temperament wise. If they are very young, I would wait a little while longer to decide which ones to give away. I would also separate these roosters from the hens, as those girls may become seriously hurt.<br /> Best of luck with your decision. Let us know how it turned out.
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How old are these boys?  "Really friendly and sweet"  can become "Wants to hurt me!" if you are misinterpreting the behaviors your are seeing in younger cockrels.  I want my cockrels to respect my space at all times instead.  Mary
Hi Mary, all seven chicks are almost two months old

2 Buff Orpingtons, 3 White Leghorns, 4 Ameracaunas, 2 Black Stars.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 3 White Leghorns, 4 Ameracaunas, 2 Black Stars.

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post #13 of 15

I order straight run chicks, or have broody raised babies, so plenty of cockrels every year.  I watch them and have a plan;  some for the freezer, some as potential cocks here, and some for sale to other folks.  Good behavior is the most important thing!  You've got at least a few months to decide who might stay, so enjoy them as they grow.  I don't make pets out of my cockrels, and am aware of what to watch out for.  Mary

post #14 of 15

Speaking from experience if you hang on to them there'll come a time you'll be very glad to be rid of them - whether rehoming or into the pot.  Cockerels can become anti-social really quickly as they mature.  Two months old cockerels and year olds are very different creatures!


Edited by drumgerry - 2/6/16 at 11:29am
post #15 of 15

That is way too many roosters for 3 hens

I would pick your favorite rooster put him with the 3 hens 

And get hens for the other roosters so they will be happy

Please post pics

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