I need help. This is my first time on this site. I have 2 roosters and one hen in my existing flock, bringing in 5 hens. They have been in the coop together but separated for 4 days. When I let them mingle for the first time my roosters chased the hens and plucked feathers out. My hen was fussing too. Do I let them figure it out or wait more days.
Two roosters and 6 hens is not a good situation. Generally they suggest one rooster for every 8-12 hens. The boys are just telling the gals they're in charge. That is normal. It is hard to see but unless they're hurting them, they're just doing their thang as roosters it sounds like. I would put one of the roosters away from the rest and let one claim all the gals. You could let the one rooster have one new gal and the one old gal together for a while. Putting 5 new hens in with the one poor hen is hard on her. Let her get used to one new one at a time and gradually add in the new hensI would try to get more hens or give the second rooster away.