I hope I am in the right part of the message board for this.. Here is our situation. We hatched our chicks back in April - they were born around April 23rd and will be 4 months old in a week. We think we have 9 pullets and 14 roos (+1 roo disappeared few weeks ago). Quite high percentage of roos . We plan to leave just one and... remove the others... to a freezer camp, probably. I feel that pullets could live a happier life if roos were not there with them, but we don't have any separate place to put the roos. We also would like for them to grow more, at least some of them. On the other hand, some of them are bossy and very noisy too. What are the negative sides of removing, lets say, 6 roosters and then another 7 later, in about a month? I understand that they will need to establish a new pecking order once some of them are gone. How hard is this process for them? Would anyone advice not remove them in batches because of it? I was thinking to first remove those that I think are high in the order - I think they are the noisiest ones, plus few big ones. Thanks! ps.. OT: I see a thread about being attached to your roos... well all of our 24 (now 23) chickens have names too.