In the Brooder
- Nov 18, 2013
We currently have 14 hens and one rooster. We are planning on adding 15-20 more hens. The coop and run are plenty big enough to double our flock. I realize having two roosters together is usually a recipe for problems. If we should happen to get another rooster would there be so many more hens than the two roosters that the two would be less likely to try to be the "man" of the coop and not be so inclined to fight one another? I know that have a small hen to rooster ratio puts a lot of stress on the hens and causes many problems, but if there is too big of a gap in the ratio from hens to rooster will it just do the opposite and cause a lot of stress for the lone rooster?