Keeping 2 roosters

Josip

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So i have 15 hens and two roosters is this good ratio? The roosters are raised together and they are now 10 months old. One is dominant over other, he mates with old hen, he protect flock ..but they dont fight.. other one is always there but in second plan, even when he try mate with chickens they refuse it. Anyone in similar situation?
 

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DobieLover

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So i have 15 hens and two roosters is this good ratio? The roosters are raised together and they are now 10 months old. One is dominant over other, he mates with old hen, he protect flock ..but they dont fight.. other one is always there but in second plan, even when he try mate with chickens they refuse it. Anyone in similar situation?
I was until the submissive one decided he was done with that and wanted to take the flock. The two had 23 hens to share but wouldn't stop fighting.
I kept senior and sold Junior.
 

Josip

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I was until the submissive one decided he was done with that and wanted to take the flock. The two had 23 hens to share but wouldn't stop fighting.
I kept senior and sold Junior.
My roosters are hatched on the same day from same hen. So i think they establih pecking order already
 

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My roosters are hatched on the same day from same hen. So i think they establih pecking order already
What you have is 10 month old cockrels.
In the next few months they will mature and the fighting may become serious.
Sometimes 2 roosters works and sometimes it does not. In the next year your males will grow their spurs.
Watch your males for injuries and feather loss on your hens.
 

Josip

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If that happend i Will be really sad😭 beacause i dont know wich one to keep..
 

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Josip

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Is it possible for you to make 2 flock's and split the hen's up between them? That way you would be able to keep both of those rooster's.
My hens have big coop but they are free, they spend day in nearby woods.. And i dont want to have second flock locked up..
 

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