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pick a roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tadandrita, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. tadandrita

    tadandrita Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    Not sure if this is the "right" place to post this but quite sure i don't care. So with that said.... my flock is adult bantams and 5-6 month old Barred Rocks x 3 pullets and BO x4 pullets and 2 roos. My yard boss is an OEG self blue roo who runs it all beautifully. This is the problem, of the BO roos the ALPHA tries to JUMP bantam hens. The BETA roo is mellow and content with 1 BO pullet. I was considering selling ALPHA to keep the peace. So alpha bantam will stay yard boss..bantam hens will be at ease and big boy will have 6 big gals all to himself. WHATCHA THINK????? Oh btw whatcha all think of the idea of a "barred orpington"??....,hmmmm just an idea.
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    I see nobody has answered you...hmmm, if you have only 7 pullets, and 2 roos, that is one roo too many in my experience.
    Usually they recommend, 1 roo per 10 pullets...so you are right for wanting to get rid of one.

    A barred orpington, interesting...would like to see one of those. Just saw a post with a silkie/BR...cute!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The one rooster that is trying to breed and could potentially hurt the bantam hens is a known quantity - I'd get rid of him. Understand that the other rooster may step up and show the same behavior - or he may not.
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Yep, get rid of the troublemaker.
  5. Kountreefok

    Kountreefok Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    Graceton, MN
    Quote:Sounds like a solid plan. And I love the barred aspirations!

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