About 3 months ago we purchased 5 chooks (at point of lay) and they are producing eggs (although they have cooled off at the moment). We also purchased 5 chooks of mixed breed (and apparently gender) at 12 weeks of age. All were supposed to be hens. One of them sadly died early on (stupid neighborhood cats) but of the remaining four, two have turned out to be roosters. And they won't leave the girls alone!
I would appreciate your opinions on what to do now. My thoughts are to build a second chook run area and keep some chooks there (so we can eat the eggs) and let the roosters have the other 3 to breed some chooky babies (although I am sure I will get more roosters!)
I would like to have around 20 egg laying birds (and perhaps keep one rooster) eventually.
I am about to build a chook dome so I could have 10-12 chooks as workers (and chook producers) and keep 10 in the run?
What would you do??