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Too many roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ploggans, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ploggans

    ploggans Hatching

    Dec 7, 2008
    I have 1 hen and 3 roosters. They all hatched at the same time (in an incubator) and grew up together.
    The roosters don't fight. One is dominant and the other two just mind their p's and q's.
    I guess the problem is will they bother the hen too much and hurt her?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, too many roosters. At some point all three boys are going to want to be mating that hen and the hen is going to come out on the losing end.
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    3 roos to 1 hen is alot of lovers for one poor girl..LOL
    If you are not allowed alot of chickens but want to keep your roosters atleast seperate the hen from 2 of the roos.

    I have a roo to each 2 hens I know there should be more but all my silkies including the roo's are very gentle with there ladies.

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