Need a Rooster Expert's Advice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crookedcreekranch, May 13, 2010.

  1. crookedcreekranch

    crookedcreekranch In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2010
    Recently got 20 chicks. 2 light brahma's have turned out to be roosters. They are now 14 weeks old. They get along fine. Can I keep them together? They are in an enclosed coop/run due to predators with the 18 girls....10 x 20 ft. coop with a 12 x 36 run. They are gentle and will sit on my lap. I would like to keep them together. I could move one over to another coop where I currently have 4 buff orps and 2 EE's. Would that cause a problem in that coop? thanks!!
  2. beerman

    beerman Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Smithville, il
    2 roos with 20 hens should be fine.
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    They have all been raised together .... they should be fine together. 2 roosters with 18 hens is fine.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I agree. They will probably get along fine.
    I wouldn't have lap sitting roosters though. They lose their fear of humans that way. Losing their fear can cause big trouble if they turn out to have some aggression in them.
    IMO, hens are for loving on. Roosters should be left alone to do their job.

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