Rooster(s) Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sparks, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you in advance my all-knowing friends on BYC.
    Of my 13 pullets plus 2 Silkie Roos, 2 and possibly 3 have started crowing. I am thinking of rehoming the BR Roo and (my fav) Speckled Sussex Roo because I am concerned there are just too many. Also I am in the country but have neighbors close by. Their are a lot of young children that like to visit. So far the roos are friendly. They are all 20 weeks old. They insist they love our chickens but I am worried about the noise and safety.
    Our coop is 8 by 6. Their run is 21 by 19. They free range when I get home from work.
    Is it possible to keep all of them(roos) thru the winter and not have them hurt each other?
    Next question. I split my chicks with a friend and his have been laying for a week, would having the roosters slow things up regarding eggs?
     
  2. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are raised together they should be fine. They may squable here and there but nothing to bad. Thats what I have happen with with my roosters and I have 12!
    Good Luck
    Cristina
     
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that is good to know, cause my friend Freebie has 3 cockerels-barred rocks that are brothers.
     
  4. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the speedy reply. Much appreciated.
     

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