Roos to Hens to Land ratio. Will they fight?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BackyardChick12, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. BackyardChick12

    BackyardChick12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to have a small flock of 4-6 hens and two roosters. As far as room goes, I plan to have a atleast a half an acre to 1 whole acre. The breeds I've selected are not known to be aggressive roosters. Will this work or will they fight? P.S: The two roos I want are (1) Java and (1) Penedesenca.
     
  2. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 rooster and 30 hens, but both of roosters are seperated.
    One free range and one fenced with few hens.
    one standard and one bantam rooster.
     
  3. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have large fenced in area with 2 LF roos and 2 Bantam Roos, some fighting, but no one has ever been killed or seriously injured. My breeds are not aggressive.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    When my birds setup territories, a harem of on rooster and two hens typically range at least a good 1.5 acres. I can tighten it up considerably by strategic placement of feeding stations near cover.
     

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