Last year was my first summer with chickens. I got chicks from my local Agway and ended up with ten pullets and two cockerels (unintended). One pullet died as a chick, and three were lost to a dog last summer, leaving me with a terrible ratio of two roosters and six hens. One of the roosters whupped up on the other and since then tranquility has reigned between the two of them. Until this month, all was well in the coop. Now, four of the hens are being mated more than the other two, which is obvious by the feather loss on their backs, and one of them is being mated so frequently that she actually got wounded and I had to separate her from the others (this just happened this afternoon). I'm getting more pullets at the end of April, but that's a long way off and it will take awhile for them to reach an age where they can go in the coop and be ready for the attentions of the roosters. I would prefer not to have to use hen saddles, so my question is this - how much would it help the situation to cull one of the roosters? I don't know if the popular hen is just popular with one of them or with both. I know both of them mate the hens. If I do cull one, who should it be: Tyrone, the king of the flock, or Wendell, his second in command?