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Originally Posted by HomesteadnMama View Post
 

I could definitely keep him, we living out in the country. My concern is I am very new and originally only wanted four pullets to start ( for my comfort) I purchased a 4x6 Quaker Style Coop and built a 16x16 run. My understanding is that there should be a ratio of 1 Cockerel for 8 Pullets. I don't believe my coop would house another 5 pullets. 

 

The ideal number of hens for one rooster is about 7-10 (I know, I have too many roos :hide). You have three pullets for one cockerel right now. That is probably ok for the time being. If you can, maybe you could get one or two more hens but you don't need eight to keep him happy.

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1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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