2 cockerels to 4 pullets - ok?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by schnebbles, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. schnebbles

    schnebbles Songster

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    So, I started out with 1 d'uccle cockerel, 2 pullets, 2 bantam cochin pullets, 2 silkie pullets and ended up with a silkie cockerel. I thought that would be ok 2/6 - I know not ideal but I hoped it would work.

    Then, got Mareks and am left with 1 d'uccle cockerel and 1 pullet, 1 silkie cockerel, 1 pullet.

    I'm going to get 2 bantam orp pullets. Am I going to be in trouble?

    is it ok to just have them all together all the time? That is what I have and really can't change it. I only intended on one rooster.

    do chickens care that I have 3 kinds? should I get more of what I have already instead of the bantam orps? they are chocolate and so pretty!

    I'm not breeding or anything b/c of the mareks. Just want pets.

    thanks!
     

  2. No they don't care i have 4 kinds of chickens they all get along fine, with 2 roosters
    you can have them out all together

    hope this helps, Lovechickens123
     
  3. schnebbles

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    I'd like to add 2 more pullets when it warms up to get back to my 8 total.

    thanks :)

    - just curious - would it work if I just kept what I have or is that pushing the roosters way too much? I cannot get rid of my chickens b/c of the mareks so that's not an option.
     
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  4. Well that is good!!

    no you wouldn't push the roosters, i once had 3 roosters with 9 hens lol
     
  5. schnebbles

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    ok. thanks! I figured they would fight.
     

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