well, here is the situation and we are trying to come up with a better solution. We have 3 roosters, a black australorp (very good with the ladies but wont have anything to do with us humans), a RIR(He is very watchful over the flock and is very good natured with humans) and a golden laced wyandotte (he used to be sweet natured til a month ago, he is charging us some- tries to fertilize hens not too smooth yet-but we would like to hatch chicks from him). All have been raised together with the 17 hens since day old. Our coop is divided 8 X 8 each side and they are all in only the one side (8 X 8). we have a big run 30 by 50 i think. the chickens are all 7 months old and the roosters have the pecking order going on. the australorp is definitely the alpha and then the wyandotte and in last place is the RIR. The australorp doesnt allow the RIR to have any hens and the wyandotte has to sneak to get any action with the hens. If we were to seperate the australorp (alpha)with about 7 hens and keep the other 2 roosters with about 10 hens would that be detrimental to all involved (pecking order and companionships etc) or would one of the other 2 roosters take all of the rest of the hens for himself and not allow RIR to have any still? Could we eventually allow all to be together again or would culling be the answer? If we cull the wyandotte would the alpha allow the RIR to have hens? DOnt know what to look for in a good rooster. Any thoughts????