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Multipule rooster question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tberggren, May 7, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you keep several roosters together, if they were raised together and there are enough hens to go around, or do they all have to be kept separated?

    I tried a search on this but didn't find anything.
    Thanks

    Theresa
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    So are there multiple questions or multiple roosters?

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  4. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they have enough space, enough hens and they were raised together they should be fine together.
    If you are not trying to mate them, then the Roos can always have their own pen and then you wont have to worry about the Rooster to hen ratio.
     
  6. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about roosting together?
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosting together???
    With the hens or just the Roos?
     
  8. dragonshiner

    dragonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We actually have 9 chicken roosters, 1 guinea rooster, and three pheasent roosters all together. They initially had a skirmish to establish a pecking order and would knock each other off the hens they were trying to mount. But since we opened up our new run they are all leaving well enough alone. Plus we have over forty hens, that helps too.
     
  9. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All these roosters and hens are together all the time?
     
  10. dragonshiner

    dragonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, all the time. Pretty soon though we're going to knock two roosters out though.
     

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