we have 7 roos and 14 hens.(21 in all) they all seem to get along fine, is this too many roos?
to many roos?
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Yes, and here are the reasons.
1. When you have too many they don't let the hen have any peace. One hops off and another one mounts her.
2. You have to feed them the same amount as the hens but get no eggs.
3. My roosters are getting butchered late Oct. or early Nov. so I don't have to feed them through the winter. Nothing taste better than fresh farm raised chicken. Even tiny little chickens or very old can be cooked for broth, pressure cooked, or canned. If you don't have the heart to kill and/or eat them then give them away or sale them. You can't get much for roosters though. You can put a picture on Facebook or Craig's List.
How's about getting a new Sister????? Ok I'll get serous. And I promise that you can keep your sister.
For the number of roosters that you currently own you will likely need 140 hens plus a similar increase in space.to both make and keep everyone happy.
Edited by chickengeorgeto - 6/21/16 at 11:48am