- Mar 23, 2011
My parent's and I raised chickens comercially for a long time but grandma never prepaired us for rasing egg layers and keeping them for a long period of time. Long chicken house's seperated by wire with different chickens and many hens and roosters is just not working. Egg production is down big roosters scared of little bantys, young scared of old, young whooing old, and old die from new young roosters. You can not bring in a new rooster to cross breed and mix him with the many hens along with the other rooster. 1 to 12 is the reg count but if you have 20 or so? What to do? If you want to have fertile eggs how is this accomplished? Trying to build up the flock. need advice on haveing alot of chickens in chicken house that is seperated but still a large pen for each. Plenty of room to run from each other but dang they fought till the one died from exhaustion.
help please if you dont mind..