- Aug 14, 2016
I am going to get 6 hens, and we are going to be letting them free range in our big backyard. Problem is, we have A LOT of huge hawks around. I know that you are generally not supposed to have a rooster with a small amount of hens, but in this situation do you think we could? I know that roosters protect the flock very well. Is there any very docile rooster we could get that wouldn't be too much for the hens? We are on a very tight budget, and I would love to make a huge run for the girls but we sadly can't. Sorry if this question is an obvious no, I am new to the backyard chicken world.