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+1 Roosters in flock??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sacramento, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. sacramento

    sacramento Chirping

    Jul 14, 2013
    Can I have a Silkie roo and a Cochin roo in my flock of 6 hens without fighting? Thanks

  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chirping

    Oct 10, 2013
    generally you want 1 rooster for every 10-12 hens, however if you have plenty of run/yard space then it should be ok.
  3. The fighting may not be the issue in your situation. The over mating could be a problem though. As BorneHomeStead said if there is enough space the fighting is not a problem. They don't fight much. When a hen is over mated with they begin to lose feathers and there skin gets all red and sensitive. That is my only concern. That is why they say to have 8 - 12 hens per rooster. You could do what I have and have a house rooster. My boy Bumblebee lives in my house. I have 22 chickens and too many roos.
    Good Luck!

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