It's about time to thin the flock. In my coopful of layers, I currently have 8 that are laying, 2 that are too old (they're going to go), a cochin bantam hen that is no longer laying, but will be kept because she's a great broody. I also have a Light Brahma rooster, and a cochin bantam rooster. My banty hen snuggles up with the banty rooster every night. I've been contemplating culling him because I really don't need two roos, and I want to produce a dual-purpose flock. I'm pretty sure the brahma is the top roo. I don't spend a lot of time hanging around them to see who's breeding who. I had every intention of butchering the banty rooster until he and the little hen started hanging out together on the roost. Should I keep him around for her to roost with at night, or will that be a bad rooster/hen ratio? During the day, these birds all free range with my old hens and rooster that will be in line to go to the soup kitchen very soon.