Two days ago I had 5 roosters. Head honcho is a black Ameraucana (1 yr). Next in the pecking order were 3 CLs (6 mo) and then the Biel (6 mo). I have 35 hens, BCM, BBS Marans, Ameraucanas, Biels and CLs. I rehomed 2 CL roosters and life is much more peaceful. I should have done it sooner but I was trying to let the CLs mature so I could pick the one I liked best. So 3 roosters with my flock. My Biels have their own coop so they stay together (Yes..... Desert Chick, they still prefer the porch) but they get along with everyone. They are being a little tough on the 8 week olds but no more than a dash at them to run them away from the feeder. Don't get between a Biel and the feeder. I have over 60 new chicks that I will introduce as they reach 8 weeks, I just put the BCM 8 week olds in with the flock last week. I am not including them in the mature flock count for this post. They are learning the ropes and the big birds have been tolerant, even when those babies are roosting on their backs. I like the Marans the best but not for any really good reason. All the hens I have are nice. I have BBS Marans that lay almost every day like clockwork. I have Ameraucanas that do too. The CLs (13 pullets) are just now getting into the swing of things and I am getting lots of little blue/green eggs. They are small birds (they like to forage) and will probably be very productive. The Biels are not laying yet. Everyone gets along but they free range on a big property. I have seen my birds out in the fields spread out over a couple of acres and they love to spend the mornings and late evenings in the woods.
Geeze, Louise! That sounds like chicken paradise!!!!!! What a great place to live (human and avian alike!)!!!