I did have 3 roosters with my 30 hens-which everybody said that was too many but hadn't had many problems until today...and now I have 2 roosters b/c 1 rooster met a steel fence post. I had 2 beauftiful barred rocks and 1 dominique rooster. The dominque is a young rooster only about 6 months old or so. They had been squabbling this morning and the kids and I were our doing chores. My daughter (who will be 2 in May) was bent over petting a kitten and one of my BRs flogged her, pushed her over and attemtped to peck her head---my foot came in contact before he made contact. A few minutes later my son (who is 3 1/2) was over by the rabbit hutch and the same BR came up to him and was flogging him. Momma was beyond mad I must say, and acted out of anger. I picked up a steel post that was leaned up against the fence and swung it at his head. The rooster rolled about 10 times and kicked twice and that was it. I was kinda sad, but I won't stand for a flogging rooster. I would be eating him but he was over a year old, and I don't think we could chew him lol!
So back to my question-- How many roosters per hens? I need to have at least one because I do on occasion get buyers for hatching eggs. I am getting 25 pullets to keep soon, and so we will soon have around 60 layers. I am thinking about giving my other BR to my neighbor because her rooster is too agressive with her hens. Is 1 rooster enough for 60 hens?