How do I manage 2 roosters, with 5 hens, till my spring chickens grow up enough to balance out the flock? Should I give each roo a couple of hens and make 2 separate flocks? Will simply providing more ranging space keep the peace? Should I separate the roos (everyone ranges together in the day, but roos sleep separately?)? Advice would be helpful, as would hearing how you manage your roos! Background: I have 2 roosters who grew up with, and are still living with only 5 hens. There's been a little over-mating and a little squabbling, but not too bad. The worst part of it is that the Jr. rooster is just kind of diminished by being low guy. I think if there were less competition he'd be fatter. He is sneaking more mating lately. I have separated the coop in two, but 1/2 the time the Jr roo roosts with the Senior roo, rather than staking out his own claim in the other 1/2. Should I force the separation? These are my first chickens. They have names, I'm not eating or culling them! I'm getting 25 chicks this spring, both for meat production, and to select a few more hens for breeding and to balance out the flock. What age can I expect to be able to integrate them? Could I sneak some of these chicks under a broody hen? I considered getting mature pullets to hurry up the flock balancing, but that leaves me at the mercy of the winds of Craigslist. I'd rather wait it out till my new group matures. - So, how should I house/manage them so that everyone has the best chance of thriving?