So I have this question for two different situations. I attached the picture of my two roosters, who do not like each other haha. I currently have John, the rooster outside of the fence, and he has 10 hens. They all free range. Recently, i bought two silkie hens because my hens wouldn't go broody. They are at 6 months and are not laying. about a week later I found Peter, the rooster inside the fence, for free on craigslist. He is a silkie new hampshire mix, I was told. So, I put him in with the silkie girls.
I tried putting the silkie girls in with the rest of the chickens and they hid for days in the coop, so i built them they're own. It was done quick, so I'll have to make changes before winter.
I am hoping that peter will be like john and if let them free range he will stay with them and get them in to the coop at night. I was worried though that john and peter will fight. I know the silkies are fine in their coop and run but kind of makes me feel bad that they can't run around.
So, the second situation... I am hatching eggs. I was wondering if I should build another coop and run in case I decide to keep any of the roosters, if there is any.
I just don't want any killing each other or badly hurting each other. As you can see in the picture John was getting fierce and they were pecking each other through the fence. I haven't seen them do it since the other day though and I think Victoria, the black and white hen, was egging lol it on.