We recently made the heartbreakibg decision to part with our wonderful, top dog rooster, Mo. We loved Mo, and he is such a great rooster, it was a very difficult decision to make. But bottom line was he is the wrong breed for the purpose of our flock, we did not want babies from him, and so we let him go with four hens we sold. Okay, now he is gone, and we have our remaining 3 roos (cockerels, they are 8.5 months old). The 4 of them had all worked out their own harems previously, so now the whole dynamic has changed. There is now a ratio of 11 hens per roo. We have several hens who have lost their rooster, and I am sure all have lost hens from their harems. How long does it take chickens to adjust and re-establish after this kind of an upset? Do hens immediately choose a new rooster when theirs disappears? Or will the roosters have to fight it out and take the hens they want? Most of the hens are also pullets, same age as the roos and raised together. We only have 4 that are older.