Multi roo.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jferlisi, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    OK so I have three roosters. A white frizzled Cochin bantam, a red frizzled Cochin bantam and a splash silkie. My red can be out can be out with bother of them and he doesn't mate with the lady's. He will dancef or them but that's it. My white and splash don't get along so I rotate which days they can be out . So I'm wondering if both rooster's breed the hens for example one of my Black ameraucana hens how would the fertility work?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I also have 3 roosters. A LF frizzled Cochin, a LF black Cochin, and a BO/Silkie mix (so our situation is almost the same [​IMG] ). All of my boys live together with the girls all the time. I've seen a few little blood spots on the roos combs every now and then, but nothing serious. So I would say they coexist peacefully. I'm not sure how old your boys are, my Cochins are around 8 months old and the mutt is almost 2. I've seen my black Cochin mating the hens. My frizzle still acts like a big goofy baby and runs and sticks his head in a corner whenever someone so much as looks at him. I haven't seen the mixed boy mate the hens in a long time, so I guess he's no longer the dominant rooster. As far as the fertility thing, I would assume some of the eggs would be fertilized by one roo, and some eggs would be fertilized by the other. I've read most wait 2-4 weeks when switching out roos. But all of mine have always run together (I've had quite a few roos since I got started with chickens), and when I hatch eggs Ive gotten chicks from all of my roos in one hatch. If that makes sense. Anyway, I hope this helped. Good luck.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not sure that I understand your question, but there would be an equal chance that any of the roosters might father any chicks as a hen is capable of storing sperm in her reproductive tract.
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:Yes this answers it thanks. So basicly if I set four eggs its a. 50/50 chance I will get get two chicks out of both roo's.
     
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:thank you for responding. I have had multiple. Roosters together before but have never hatched from those.
     

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