Roosters keeping Hens in the House

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

  1. 10chicks

    10chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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