100 Hens what is a good roo count

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anthonyjames, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    I have 100 hens and I would like to be able to breed my naked neck roos with them and hatch out my own meat crosses. What is a good number of roos to keep with 100 hens?

  2. bigstack

    bigstack Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    I try to stay at 5-8 hens per roo.

    God Bless!
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    1 rooster per every 8 hens.
    12 to 14 roosters would be fine 16 to 18 would be better.

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