We have 30 chickens of various varieties. Hubby had chickens as a boy and I have never had them [except as a meal!]. I ask him a lot of questions about them, but he just shrugs his shoulders so he either apparently doesn't know or has forgotten. The chickens are about 16 weeks old now and the roosters are fighting each other and pecking at my feet! Now I go into the run with a BIG STICK and smack em if they approach. I read the articles about being the Alpha Male and will try those suggestions hoping it's not too late to become the Alpha Male! Oddly enough, it's not the Alpha Male who is pecking me, but a different rooster. Many of them look alike so I still haven't figured out who is what yet. Should there eventually only supposed to be one rooster? What is a good ratio of roosters to hens? How do you tell the boys from the girls? Is it only the boys who have the big combs and wattles?