Hello, BYC friends, I have a question. Can there be too many roosters in the hen-house?? Here's our set-up. We have 20 chickens total. Four (4) adults (1 Leghorn rooster, 2 game hens, 1 silkie hen) and 16, 3 & 4 month old chicks. Chicks are 7 golden comet pullets, 3 Leghorn pullets, 1 Leghorn rooster, 2 RIR roosters, 1 RIR hen, and 2 more game hens. Scenario.... two days ago one of the RIR rooster "4 mo. old chicks" attempted a "mount" of one of the adult game hens, not only did she not appreciate his advances, neither did the adult Leghorn. "Papa" roo promptly yanked a "knot in his chain", pulled him off "mama hen", and quietly went about his business. I have not seen this happen since, but I know it's inevitable. My question is.... should we be concerned, or do we allow nature to rule here?? I hoping this young "Roo chick" has learned a life lesson and sticks to "his place in the order". Other than the occasional "pecking order squabble" there's been no other issues with the adults and chicks co-mingling/eating/roosting. I grew up (30 years ago) raising chickens and pigs, but these were all for "food" purposes so we never really "got attached" to our animals. We just this year got to a property sufficient for livestock. We decided to start with 20 chickens. As you may understand my entire family has grown "attached" to each of the chickens. We have a 20 Ft x 20 Ft coop. Half of it is covered and half "exposed" but surrounded by chicken wire. We have since covered most of the "outside area" with a black-mesh tarp to give more shade in our extreme Florida heat. This pic is from back in March 2016, before we brought the "babies" out from the "incubator". The 4 adults are in the "covered area to the right, out of the photo.