Too Many Roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by andrew3waz, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,[​IMG]

    So ordered 25 chicks, five Polish Golden Laced (straight run). If I have more than one rooster will they fight or do I have to get rid of them? How often when you order female do you get a rooster? Because if in the other 20 I might have a few roosters so I would like to know what to do. [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    andrew3waz
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as they are raised together, roosters generally don't fight. They will scuffle a bit from time to time, but there will be no full-blown fights. However, roosters are usually more prone to fighting with each other when they are with hens. That is why most chicken raisers give their extra males a "bachelor coop", where they live together away from the hens. When kept this way, roosters gets along fine; its only when they have potential mates to fight about that things can get serious.
     
  3. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    So if i don't plan on having another coop I should get rid of them?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends. Sometimes they will get along, and other times they won't. I personally would try keeping them together, but if that doesn't work, they will have to be gotten rid of.
     
  5. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help BantamLover21 I really appreciate it![​IMG]
     

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