So over the past year and a half I have purchased several groups of chicks. Some st. Run and some not. Consequently, I have ended up with more roosters than I know what to do with. My ratio is 18 hens to 12 roosters!!!! I know horrible. Majority of the roosters are young enough that they haven't began to breed with the hens though. So I am wanting to get rid of them before they start breeding with the hens. My roosters are: - a very young ( maybe 2 months old) black tailed buff Japanese bantam. -an Easter egger - 2 polish a white crested black and a gold laced - a white Cochin bantam -an unknown extremely small brown-ish bantam -a mottled Cochin bantam -two silver Phoenix - a black and red frizzle -a road island red/ bantam Easter egger cross - and a white faced black Spanish bantam So how many roosters would you guys recommend having with 18 hens??? Which roosters would you guys keep??? Also. What roosters tend to be protective over hens? I was thinking a Malay? I would think that a 3 foot tall rooster would be pretty intimidating to a local fox or hawk. Thank you so much for reading! And for your help!