Keep rooster or re-home him?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mbcarson, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. mbcarson

    mbcarson New Egg

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    I have 2 roosters and 8 hens and 3 ducks...all together in same coup/yard. They all get along great EXCEPT the large rooster is tearing up half the hens back/feathers. Should I re-home him?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would rehome him. Usually, you want to have at least eight hens per rooster, to prevent overmating.
     
  3. mbcarson

    mbcarson New Egg

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    I feel bad, he is beautiful. I thought I had enough hens in there, a good mix. He has his favs, for sure.
     

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