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Can 1 Roo live with 5 Hens, Peacefully!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by leilani10, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. leilani10

    leilani10 In the Brooder

    Well coop is finished. Run is fenced. Ended up with 5 hens and 1 roo. This was a naturally cauled down group of peeps from a couple different broods. I was going to keep all but separate the roos'. No need now, there dead. Mr or Ms. Raccoon was live trapped and lives in a different part of southern Lanc. Co. , Pa. now. Just 1 roo and 5 hens in 6 ft. by 7 ft coop. 5' 10 stand up wise, with door. Windows on 2 sides with sliding screens. Happy with whole set up but need to know about ratio of birds. Thanks for all the help, leilani10

  2. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    I see no reason why not. We had one roo and eight hens for the longest time, now we have three roos and 21 hens, and they all get along very well in the same coop and run.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A lot depends upon the nature of the rooster. Very likely all will be fine. If problems arise, address them then.
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I had one rooster for 4 hens. He simply over-bred them, resulting in barebacks. I added more hens, so now all is fine.


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