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any advice on what roos i should pick i have 10 girls 5 roos and i heard i can only have 2.
they are black australorp
white leghorn
dark bhrama
barred rock
red roo not sure what just has dark red feathers and black in tail abd around neck area
my main purpose is egg production and breed my pullets are 2black australorp
polish, houdan 3 reds 1 unknown. 1 white leghorn 1 ss
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If you wanna sell eggs id get the black australorp as you have 2 hens i would at least or the leghorn.
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If you're looking for egg production, go with that Leghorn rooster. I've been very impressed each time I crossed one into my dual purpose flock. The offspring lay lots of large eggs, and don't eat as much as the dual purpose mothers. You'll get light tan/cream eggs for the most part.

 

With only 10 hens, I'd go down to just the one rooster. If you really want a second male, I'd go with the Australorp. They're great layers, docile birds and you could get purebred chicks to sell if you were so inclined.

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post #4 of 8
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thanks the australorp is my fave my least fave is the leghorn but i cried when he went missing for a day
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If you wanna sell eggs id get the black australorp as you have 2 hens i would at least or the leghorn.
its just for us the eggs were 5 and we love eggs all of us
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If you're looking for egg production, go with that Leghorn rooster. I've been very impressed each time I crossed one into my dual purpose flock. The offspring lay lots of large eggs, and don't eat as much as the dual purpose mothers. You'll get light tan/cream eggs for the most part.

With only 10 hens, I'd go down to just the one rooster. If you really want a second male, I'd go with the Australorp. They're great layers, docile birds and you could get purebred chicks to sell if you were so inclined.
funny u say docile he keeps fighting with the red the leghorn is ignored by them
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docile breed or not, I'm guessing you're dealing with young cockerels. Those hormones flow and cause issues no matter the breed.

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Black Australorp

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