can you have 2 roo with 8 hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunflowerenvy, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    I went in this morning to see my chickens. I am notices that my 2 campine chickens look so different. it looks like have a pair. oh well will post pic later. i have an disability Australorp /Cochin roo. will i have a problem have to many roo to hens?[10 chickens total so far]

    i was going to wait until next spring to get more 5 pullets or hens.
    should get more now? only my leghorns are laying so far. still waiting on the others lol

    i am going out to get the pics now

    got the pics

    this is a campine hen


    i believe this is a male campine my other male is a little bigger than the Australorp /Cochin hens in the pic
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    If the roosters get along without a lot of fighting, go ahead and keep them. If not, then you'll have to make a decision. More space can accomodate more roosters too as each will carve out a territory. Right now, my two get along although we are going to separate them once our EE rooster gets bigger. He's already crowing and getting protective of his hens.
  3. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    there should be 8-10 hens per rooster or they will wear out the hens
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    The 2 previous posts speak truth. [​IMG]

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