I have hatched lots of chicks over the summer as as you all probably know there is a 50/50 chance of roos, i already have a fair idea of how many are roos and which are pullets. At the moment i think i have 11 pullets and 7 roos, or at least i think these is what i have ??. I know from reading on here that it is recommended to keep 1 roo to every 6-8 hens or there abouts, i know it seems to differ slightly from 1 post to another. I love all my chicks and will be really sad to see any go but i know realistically i cannot keep that many roos. I have seen some posts where people keep quite a few roos and they keep them seperate from the hens, i'm wondering why and is this a possability for me? I suppose i'm just trying to find a way to keep all of mine, any advise and information to help my decission will be much appreciated. Ps i also have 4 other hens that are older/ my flock consists of 4 hens and 1 roo of normal size breeds and all the rest are bantam breeds. Thanks in advance.