Too Many Roos I think?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MichNorm, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. MichNorm

    MichNorm New Egg

    Jan 14, 2010
    Thunder Bay
    Well I have just started raising Silkie chicks and I think I am a pro at hatching roos. I now have 2 I think. They are so hard to tell the difference. I have 4 silkie hens and 1 black sexlink hen. can I have 3 silkie roos in the same coop as the 5 hens without the roos fighting? Please help I don't know what to do. [​IMG]
  2. I would get rid of at least 1.
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Odds are with that kind of roo to hen ratio, you will probably have some fighting as they mature.
    Also, they will keep the feathers worn off of your hens.
    If you happen to have another pen, you could turn it into a "bachelor pen".
    Hope it works out for you.

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