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I have a flock of 10 chicks and it looks like I definitely have at least two roosters. I'm prepared for the inevitability of having to rehome one, but is it possible for two roos to coexist peacefully in a flock this size? The reason I ask is because my personal favorite, a speckled Sussex named Abraham, is a very handsome chicken and I'd be interested in possibly making him a show chicken. Chicken shows have always been something I've wanted to try! Unfortunate the rest of my family is partial to our Rhode Island Red, Nick Saban.

Here's Brother Abraham at 3 1/2 weeks:
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 I've read that more than one rooster can live together but I think they might need more hens! I also read that you can keep lots of rooster together in a male-only run and they get along fine (might be noisy though). He's beautiful btw :-)

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You would need more gens likely. Half a dozen gens will gold some roosters, many need more. Count in doubling your hens for 2 tipsters.
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Give it a try...Sometimes Roosters get along just fine. It really depends on the size of your run area. If you free range?

If they start fighting or over breed your hens then decide to get rid of one.

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Yes, we are letting them free range during the day. Their run is 8'x9'x6' and there is ample roost space for them.
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Yes, we are letting them free range during the day. Their run is 8'x9'x6' and there is ample roost space for them.

I would give it a try...They are young and with the free ranging they will stay away from each other.

Usually they pick the hens they like and everyone is happy.

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