Bachelor pad?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Does anyone keep all their roos in one big pen?
     
  2. birdman123

    birdman123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no but im gonna have to here in a little bit
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    sometimes I will put 12 to 15 in a pen for a week or so. Never have had any issues unless I throw in a hen. I also have the pen away and out of sight from the girls.[​IMG]
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Okay. Seems the hens are harrassed by the ratio of roos to hens. It's stressing the hens.
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently put 2 teenage roos in an empty broody pen. It's working out so well! Those little guys were driving me nuts, and the hens hated them. Now they aren't bothering anybody. And they get to live! [​IMG]
     
  6. coq au vin

    coq au vin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    A bunch of roos living together usually do fine, especially if they were raised together, and they are some distance from hens.

    Too many roos for the hens is very rough on the hens, on the other hand.
     
  8. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
    I have a duccle roo and OEGB roo that are together and they get along just fine. And i also have 4 other roosters together and they all get along fine.
     
  9. mercedes

    mercedes Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 22 6mo. old cockerels that are in a bachelor pad. They all get along fine.

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