He's not quite 4 months old yet...and was bought yesterday by a family that has 36 hens. Normally, I would think "what a lucky guy!" but the more I miss him, the more I wonder if thats just too many hens for one rooster to worry about. I mean, they do take their jobs very seriously. I asked them if they would like to take his buddy along, but they declined. My two adult roos do very well here even with a small number of hens. I dont trust them in close quarters and are cooped separately but outside they seem to work as a team. None of the hens are overmated, the alpha roo pretty much has his main squeeze and the sub roo seems to be the daddy to the rest of the flock. He is even very good with the young cockerals, but I'm sure things will start to change up here soon. Anyway.... just looking for opinions on when it is desirable - if ever, to have more than one rooster. And if sometimes a real necessity.