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Would a Third rooster mess it all up?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bops, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. bops

    bops In the Brooder

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    I would love to get another rooster, and now someone fairly local is selling =] I have a question though about fighting
    I have an eight month old rooster (m sussex ) and a silkie, i dont know his age to be honest, but he is well past fertilizing eggs. They are both calm and dont fight. If i get this third guy will it stay the same do you think?
    I have 12 hens, and may get another with the rooster, thanks!
     

  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    Adding any other chicken, hen or rooster, will change the dynamics of the flock so fighting should be expected. 12 hens is too few for 3 roosters too.
     

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