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Roosters keeping Hens in the House

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 10chicks, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. 10chicks

    10chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2008
    I have 11 hens and two roosters (One EE and one Silkie) I just found my first two eggs today and now it seems like the roosters are trying to keep the hens in the house. (they normally free-range) Is this normal and should I try to keep the roosters out so the hens can lay in peace? Also is it OK to have two roosters with that amount of hens or should I find a home for one of them?
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    I think with that number, only 1 roo is better. I had two with that number of hens, and they were tormenting them. Took one away, and their was peace in chickenland.
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    My rooster will go into the coop & walk back & forth in front of the nest boxes when the hens are laying. I think he worries about them!

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