I have 2 roosters I hatched in September that I was planning to send to a friend's farm. Last I heard, he had only 1 rooster, so I thought it would be a good set-up. Today he told me he has 7 roosters. I asked where they all came from, and he said his friends hhad asked him if he would take their roosters, and he agreed (1 he bought). He said he has only one rooster in with his 20 hens (a red rooster), and the other roosters are all apart from that rooster and the hens. I asked whether they fight a lot, and he says they don't fight at all, or peck each other at all, that they never did, not even from the start, when they were first introduced to each other. He promised me he would not eat my roosters, and that if they cause problems, he'll let me know, without killing them, so I can try to rehome them. He says he's not going to kill any of the roosters, that he likes their looks, looking at them, whereas he does plan to butcher some of the hens. I asked whether we shouldn't separate out my roos with a chicken wire barrier so they don't get pecked by the other roosters when they are first introduced to them. He said it isn't necessary, that he didn't do that with his friends' introduced roosters, and there were no problems, that they all got along fine from the start. He said there is so much space in the country for them to run to, if any rooster should try to chase or attack them, and the hens are separated from the roosters, so they wouldn't be a problem. Do you think this is true, that my roosters would do fine just dumped in with his other ones? I have my doubts. Do you think 9 roosters are too many in one location? Can you foresee other problems? He lives in a high predator area. I'm thinking so many roosters might lower my boys' chances of getting killed by the predators. They would have a 2 in 9 chance of it, if the other roosters were with them at the time the predators descend? Would that many roosters tend to keep the predators away? They are with the goats and donkeys and llamas, which also might help keep the predators away? Darn, there are always snags in this rooster relocation project.