I currently have 16 hens and one rooster. He is a real doll, very tame and friendly and a good watchroo, however he can only really keep his eye on about 5 hens at a time and I freerange over 4 acres. Hoping to get a few more roos for flock protection, I recently got 14 new EE chicks straightrun and ended up with at least 5 of them being cockerals. I don't mind the crowing, and have plenty of coop space. So my questions are: is 6 roos too many for 25 to 30 hens? (assuming they are friendly, I won't put up with them being aggresive to me). After they get the pecking order figured out, how much in-flock fighting do submissive roos do? And I have heard that most of the crowing is done by the dominant roo, is that right? Anything else you can tell me about a multi-rooster flock?