i don't know what to do with my roosters.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Flock Runner, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chirping

    Nov 27, 2011
    i am building a new coop. i have 2 roos, 6 hens, 9 ducks and a turkey. i have a section in the coop for chickens, ducks, and my turkey. i am getting more hens soon, but my curent hens are suffering from bare back. i would like to separate my roosters from the hens but the only resonable place to put them is with the turkey. if i do that though, then the turkey will have to suffer with them. also, does taking away the hens increase the chance of fighting or decrease it? if all it will do is make them want to fight then i would probably keep them with the hens and just get more so that the ratio of hens to roos is higher.

    in summary, should i put my roos with the turkey, or keep them with the hens and just get more hens?
  2. Jessica_1285

    Jessica_1285 Chirping

    Apr 3, 2011
    Fredonia PA
    Sorry I cant answer your question bc I kinda have the same problem. I
    hope Someone can tell us if roos can live together with no hens?
  3. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Songster

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    you never put chickens and turkeys together unless you want to lose your turkeys to blackhead disease

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