Dominant roos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EatMorSteak, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

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    Do the pecking orders for roosters change more or less frequently? I have 3 roos and can't seem to tell which one is dominant. One day one is chasing the other two around and another day another one is doing the chasing. [​IMG]

    I ask because I may need to get rid of 2 roos since I have 3 roos and 2 hens from my 5 chicks. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I have heard, roosters will fight over the hens. A good ratio is 1 roo per 10 hens. I suppose you could try to keep the roo's with your hens for a while but you may start to notice your hens backs getting bare and them losing their feathers. If you still want to keep your roosters you could always make them a bachelor pad (house them together away from the hens)?
    I hope someone with more experience chimes in!
    Good Luck!
     

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