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How many hens per every rooster?

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There should be 9-10 hens per one roo...

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Depends on your goal(s) ...

Could be one hen, or a hundred!
Keep your eyes on the road ... And, your head out of your apps!
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Keep your eyes on the road ... And, your head out of your apps!
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Originally Posted by 123RedBeard View Post

Depends on your goal(s) ...

Could be one hen, or a hundred!


Exactly.

 

I have one pen with one rooster and one hen. They live together quite well, her feathers are sleek and glossy and she's one of my best producers.

 

I've had one pen with one rooster and over 2 dozen hens and had excellent fertility.

 

I've had free range birds, one rooster and over a dozen hens, with 2 of those hens living a horribly harassed life.

 

No hard and fast rules when it comes to things like this. A lot depends on age and flock dynamics, space for the flock, sometimes breed. But is mostly depends on the temperament of the individual animals involved.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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