I am new to keeping chickens. I will share a little about our dynamics. When we moved to the farm 5 months ago, there was a Buff Orpington and Bantam rooster left behind. The rooster was mean. He terrorized my children and me, so he found a new home quickly. We then got 7 two month old chicks from a friend. Of the 7, 5 turned out to be roosters. Not long after, my two children each bought 2 silkie hens, only one is crowing now and is obviously a rooster. We harvested 3 roos a couple weeks ago, but I still have 3 roosters, 5 regular sized hens and one silkie hen. The silkie roo is still a chick. I can tell my hens are stressed. I know I can not keep these roosters. So I am trying to decide which needs to go. Here is what they are like: Roo 1 is dominant. He comes out first every morning, checks things out, crows a lot, flirts with the girls, makes cooing noises when I give treats. He comes to me when I enter the chicken yard and he will eat out of my hand. He does try to mate, but I think only the oldest hen is old enough, but he is trying with the others. Right now he is a little bigger than the hens. I think he is part Maran. Roo 2 is timid around me. He won't get too close when I give out treats, but I think he is scared of the gray one. The past two days roo 1 has chased roo 2 all around the chicken yard. Roo 2 finally crows - he didn't until he was about 5-6 months old - but only in the morning. Roo 2 is big. I hear the ground pounding when he runs. He is just starting to try to mate, although I don't think he's been successful yet. I am told he is part Cochin. Then there is the silkie roo who will be growing up soon. My question is which should I keep? I was told to keep both big ones until I was sure one wouldn't turn mean, but the hens seem stressed, especially my oldest because Roo 1 mates with her a couple times a day I think because she is the oldest. Any advice would be appreciated.