We currently have 20 chicks that range in age from 4, 6 & 8 weeks. Currently we have 6 known cockrels (5 BSL & 1 RIW). Now come the end of this month or the 1st of June, we are to receive 25 more chicks. There will be 1 cockrel that was deliberately ordered (Spitzhauben - I know they don't breed well ) and then I am gambeling with the straight run ( no other choice for this breed when I ordered) of White Crested Black Polish. The other 19 that I ordered are pullets. So we will have a total of 45 chickens. With that number, what is the ratio for roos to hens. Some will either have to be given away or culled. We were waiting for some age to determine temperments and physical appearance before we decided what roo or roo's will stay and which will go. How long do I have before we HAVE to thin the roo's out due to a roosters natural tendency to fight each other for alpha position (if that's what you call it for chickens) and hens? Thanks in advance! Right now all pullets (except for my five 4 week old pullets who are still in the brooder in the house) and cockrels are living harmoniously together in their coop and enclosed run.