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Most Roos you keep together?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Angiebubs, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the highest # of roosters you've kept together at one time?

    What can you do to help them not fight? .... coop/run size?....enough hens to "go around"?
    Areas they can spread out/get away/divided areas?
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly it depends on 1) the breed, 2) the area, and 3) number of hens.

    #1 determines all the rest.
     
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have 10 roosters running with about 100 hens, free range most of the time. A few squabbles but nothing deadly.

    I have 8 roosters in Freezer Camp. They all get along, all different breeds. I put them all in at the same time, if I don't they will beat up the newcomer.
    People ask me if they fight. Nope just like men they all get along until a female is involved.[​IMG]
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 9...all supposed to have been pullets...all roos!
    Barred Rock and Australorps...they have all since been rehomed and I started all over again!
    I now have 3, raised together, no issues...they are Golden Duckwing and EE mix...

    No issues with any of my roos....
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rir roo,a dark cornish bulldog roo and a white ee roo. but I also have 30 hens. no fights..even the red and dark lay next to each other. [​IMG]
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    The most roos I've ever owned at one time is four. So far, I haven't had any problems. One is in the bantam coop with four hens, one is a Buckeye and part of a trio--he seems to be the head of the laying flock too. Another rooster is a very layed back lavender Oprington, and he's always with his hatch mate/girlfriend, who is a black orpington. They just run off together whenever it's time to free range. And the last rooster is a Coronation Sussex, who is also part of a trio. He's pretty young yet, but that trio also sticks together like glue--they're NEVER apart.

    Everybody seems to sort of segregate into their own little groups, and they seem to get along just fine in the coop and run.
     

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