My flock is currently 6 hens and a Roo... but I have a busy spring and summer coming up.....Chicken math is here! By September I'd like to have 25 hens max. Wondering how many roosters I could keep without turning my barn into a noisy or aggressive place? Also- I am in the process of dividing up the barn. These are my goals.... I think.... 1. Main coop area for flock- nest boxes, food water, roost. 2. smaller pen ( for maybe a broody with chicks/ bachelor pad/honeymoon suite) 3. medium sized pen for perhaps growing out chicks until they can be with flock? or maybe where I'd keep a second, smaller flock (-with a second rooster)?? I guess I'd like to know how it works with 2 or 3 roosters around? When do extra roos start becoming an issue? 14 weeks ? 16 weeks? Can you tell who is going to be the best breeding roo by then? They would free range every day- but some years we have lots of snow from late NOV until early MARCH.. and thats 3-4 long months of being inside. Dont want my hens abused or the males to fight. I am also building a predator safe run, but I'm not sure how to keep it snow-free? (its on the east side of the barn, too so only morning light) Any thoughts?