Can 2 rooster be in same coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by msbenton1112, May 24, 2016.

  1. msbenton1112

    msbenton1112 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 3 Delaware 3 black australorp,2 partridge Brahma and 2 guineas. The chicks were supposed to be all pullets but it seems one if the Delaware is a Roo and one of the brahmas is a Roo. They both appear to be good natured as of 6 weeks old. Can I keep them or should I get rid of them? I know I posted on here before an they said I could have damaged hens in the future because there sent enough hens for the rooster? What should I do? This is my first batch of chicks.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You need to keep an eye on things. Six weeks is still too young to determine what their personalities will be like as they get older - especially once they get to breeding age. It may work, but more often than not, it doesn't. I would suggest making plans now to figure out what to do when one needs to go. No matter how many times you ask, you'll get similar answers.
     
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    Thank You for your response people kept telling me I was in wrong forums with this question. They are both beautiful birds guess both will have to go.
     
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    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Why do you need to get rid of both of them? You could probably keep one of them - the 10:1 hen to rooster ratio is more for the big breeders - it seems to be close to "ideal" for fertility. If it were my flock, I'd pick the rooster I like best and get rid of the other. Then I would watch the hens. If they seem stressed, are losing feathers, or not laying well, I'd rethink if I wanted to keep the rooster or not. I think it helps if they can free range and have plenty of space to wander around or get away from the rooster.
     
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