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Rooster in my flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrb71, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. mrb71

    mrb71 New Egg

    Oct 16, 2016
    I was given eggs from my brother in laws father. My father hatched them out in an incubator. Ended up with 3 roosters and 7 hens. The hens are at a laying age now but only one is laying. I have been told that the three roosters are stressing the hens out too much and that is why they all are not laying? I do not want to get rid of any of the roosters but not sure what I should do. Could I split the coop and outside run in 2 parts to keep the roosters seperate or do they need actual separate pens.Any experienced advice would be great.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Im sorry I'm a bit lost here. What is the question you are trying to convey?
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    While 3 roosters is too much for 7 hens, they may not be the reason the hens aren't all laying yet... but, yes, you can split your coop and run to separate them and I definitely encourage that if you don't want to get rid of 2 of them... just make sure they all still have plenty of space...

    Just because they are 'of laying age' doesn't mean they will all start laying at the same time... some start earlier and some start later, no worries... but please do separate at least a couple of the boys...
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  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Got it now! I agree with @RavynFallen I would get rid of a couple but if not give em plenty of room
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