I have White Leghorns and would like to hatch some eggs. How many hens can 1 rooster service effectively?
How Many Hens per Rooster
I have a white leghorn rooster and he is with 6 hens right now,but he wants more
I heard 10 to 12 hens to One rooster was average.
Yeah i was reading it all depends on the breed and the energy of the rooster. Some may do fine with a few hens while others would
be too much for a few hens and he could wear all the back feathers off. It is a balance between making sure he is not giving them too much attention and not having so many hens that eggs are not all fertile.
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