I Have Lots Of Roosters... Suggestions??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sdm1277, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. sdm1277

    sdm1277 In the Brooder

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    I Have About 9 Roosters And About 40 Hens..
    The Roosters Did Not Grow Up Together. What Am I In For? Will They Fight? Will They Figure Out The Pecking Order Or Will They Kill Each Other?
    They Are Free Range But In A Coop At Night...
    Any Suggestions?
    Right Now They Are Separated But I Don't Like To Keep Them That Way!
     

  2. I would rehome some.

    Or have a big BBQ..

    Another idea is to have seperate pens for them. And not let them all free range together. Less roosters fighting that way.
     
  3. 4boysmom

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    They make good Chicken Pot pies.
     
  4. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Songster

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    It's supposed to be a ratio of about 10 hens for every one rooster, so you'll need to rehome some or put some in the freezer.
     
  5. Supermommy486

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    Quote:This ^
     

  6. bigchicken2

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    You'll be OK. I have 4 roos and 9 hens and I'm fine. That's about 2 hens per roo. You have about 4 hens per roo.
     
  7. my3chickens

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    Similar question... New chicken owner thought I was getting 3 female chicks, ended up with 2 roos and 1 pullet. They are now 3 months old and have started chest bumping and puffing their neck feathers up, am I in for more trouble? Concerned not only about them fighting but about the abuse the poor pullet will endure.

    Eating them not an option, vegetarian and I love them already!!
     

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