So, I have 2 roosters maturing at the same time, though over the last few days we've seen one taking the alpha position, and spending a lot of time chasing the other one around the yard and away from "his" girls. Anyway, the alpha is "getting his groove on" about every 2.7 minutes, all day long. My question, and trying hard to keep this as clean as possible...mating that much...how much...uh....ammo, does he have in his gun on a daily basis, and how much of his mating is not resulting in fertilizing the target? That was exhausting just asking.... Also, regarding the non-alpha roo...right now we have 11 layers, with another 20 coming to maturity over the next 4 or 5 months. While he was the first to mate the hens, he's now finding himself either not mating at all, or very rarely, once or twice a day, mating one of the almost ready to lay hens, who don't really dig it very much, LOL. Once things settle down, will he likely have his pick of a few of the 30 hens? Or will he just get chased away until the alpha dies off?