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Cochin bantams and lohmann brown..

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So ive had two cochin roosters for a month and we just got a lohmann brown hen when they got introduced they were fighting like crazy. What do I do how can I make them live with each other peacefully I doubt theyll mate... but yeah what do I do?
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Two roosters with one hen is a really bad idea. They will likely over-mate her, strip all the feathers from her back, and she will be too stressed to lay eggs. The recommended ratio is 1 rooster to 10 hens... and while that's a bit flexible, 2 roosters to 1 hen is not good at all. Not only that, but your roosters will likely start fighting with each other over this hen. Your options are to get a lot more hens, re-home at least one rooster, re-home the hen, or have separate quarters for the hens and roosters.

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Two roosters with one hen is a really bad idea. They will likely over-mate her, strip all the feathers from her back, and she will be too stressed to lay eggs. The recommended ratio is 1 rooster to 10 hens... and while that's a bit flexible, 2 roosters to 1 hen is not good at all. Not only that, but your roosters will likely start fighting with each other over this hen. Your options are to get a lot more hens, re-home at least one rooster, re-home the hen, or have separate quarters for the hens and roosters.

Yea ok however the hen is much larger like 2-3x i dont think they can still mate dont you think. One of the roosters doesnt seem bothered and just wants to stay other one wants a fight however despite being outweighed...
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Bantam roosters can mate with large fowl hens. If you scroll down to almost the bottom of this page, you'll see a picture of a bantam roo doing just that:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-mating-how-does-that-work.html

 

Even if you end up with a low fertility rate due to them not being able to reach very well, which is possible, they are going to make the attempt.

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