Dominant roos

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

  1. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2011
    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

    Mar 29, 2011
    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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