I have 5 roosters and 15 hens. It was a bit of an accident as after my old rooster died I purchased 6 new hens and 3 new roosters (all young this summer hatches).
It turned out that only 4 of 6 hens were actually hens and 2 were roosters! So I've got 5 roosters now:/.
They seem to keep the peace between themselves so far, but I'm wondering if as they get older if they will fight. I'm hoping not.
Do they get more agressive as they age? They are about 6-7 months right now. if they get along now will they keep the pecking order and learn to live together.
I'm finding that now that they are all mature that some of my hens are getting humped raw. Loosing lots of feathers on their heads, necks and backs from the roosters being too agressive when mating. Is their a way I can stop this...I know "get rid of some roosters' is an obvious choice, but I hate to part with them as they are all unique breeds and I'm eagre for special chicks this spring.
I separated 2 hens who were especially bare, from the rest, to grow some feathers back....when I re-introduce them will they get picked on?
Any advice, ideas, appreciated.....I'm a newbie at roosters
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