Beginner Help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sir Mitch, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Sir Mitch

    Sir Mitch New Egg

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    I have adopted many chickens. I have 4 Rode Island reds, 4 RI whites, 2 Golden Polish, 2 Black Japs, 1 White Egg layer of unknown type, and 4 rather large Roosters. Can all these live in peace? I have my Black Japs in a smaller cage because they are so small, and the larger roosters were trying to mate. I hear them fight all the time. Do I need to get rid of a few Roosters? Please help
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think 4 roosters are too many for that number of hens. You should probably get rid of at least 2 of them if you are going to keep all the flock together.
    You may always have to keep the jap hens separate if the roosters are so big that they will injure the jap hens.



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