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happen around me.  My roos are maturing, though only one has kinda figured out how to crow.  They're mostly focused on the sex.  It's making it harder


to get the hens used to me because they are spending most of their attention on the roos, to make sure they don't get 'put upon'.  
 
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What's your male:female ratio of chickens?
 
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12 hens, 3 roos.  They're all really just starting to figure it out.  
 
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That's a lot of roo for 12 girls. They'll be miserable with all the advances all day long. As a chicken owner myself may I suggest picking out two roos for the stock pot. 1:12 is a good ratio for flock health and well being.
 
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I agree with James.  For a week it might be teenage flirtations and awkward crowing.  But pretty soon it will be the hens running ragged as they get jumped over and over.
 
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My experience has been that 3 roos keep each other mostly busy and the hens get a lot more free time.  Regardless of how it goes, I'm pretty sure I can identify and rectify issues.  I am very familiar with helping roos transition to the pot phase.
 
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Not to mention the roos fighting for alpha.
 
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Anne Pratt wrote:Not to mention the roos fighting for alpha.



Please don't mention that...
 
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