How many roosters is too many?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maryallison77, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    So I have my oldest rooster, Frank Feather Foot. He is about 4 months old and he has his group of 8 hens. Well, in a week the other chickens will be 8 weeks old and overnight we were gonna put them in the coop with Frank and his girls. (We read that overnight was the best time to bring in new chicks) So will Frank give the other 2 smaller roosters a hard time? My coop is about 6ft x 14ft and can 3 roos live in there happily or will it be a big fight???
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    1 roo per 15 hens

    Sometimes 1 roo is 1 too many. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2008
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i roo to 8 or 10 hens dont want him to tired
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 11, 2008
  4. Yoko

    Yoko Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    i dont have chickens yet,but he'll probably try to show some dominance........

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