Thomashton, now that is interesting what you say about your roosters. Maybe there isn't enough hens to share? I am wondering about this because what I was reading about some of the large heavy weight birds, they indicated that for every rooster there should be enough hens, otherwise the hens wind up hiding to get away from them. Not too sure exactly what it was, but it was something like that.
I have two roosters that share about 25 hens. Yep, they are indeed the horniest things on earth, but I don't have any issues with them and the chickens. It may depend on the breed, who knows. I don't use them specifically for breeding, just to look after the flocks.
My roosters look after the girls big time. Both roosters are always with the hens, showing them food and rarely do they eat the food that they find. They just make that rooster sound that brings the hens running to see what the rooster has found for them to eat. It is very interesting to watch, and the hens know exactly what that rooster cluck cluck sound means. The roosters, both are always on the look out for danger. I can't tell the times that I have heard that high pitch noise that the rooster makes. And when they make this sound, the chickenyards are silent, and I mean dead silent, until the rooster begins to move around, showing the hens that the coast is clear. I don't think that I would ever be without a rooster or two, they are the caregivers and safeguarders of all my hens, absolutely and without a doubt.
That would be the only reason that I keep roosters, other than I love their antics. I love to watch them look out after their girls, they are big and strong and a powerful source of govnernance within the kingdom.
Our one rooster who has been with us since the inception of chickens always ensures that his girls are all into their henhouse. He brings them into the house earlier than the other rooster takes his into his. Life is interesting with the roosters, and yes, I love the sounds the roosters make. Even our crazy little rose comb banty rooster has a certain governing among the chickens, and he is even a bigger lookout because he flies up into the trees and onto the fences to keep watch. They are good to have, I love the roosters. Have a beautiful and wonderful day, gotta love this life we live. Cindi