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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephenlouis, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. stephenlouis

    stephenlouis In the Brooder

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    Is 14 hens too many for 1 rooster? Will he "work" himself to death? Thanks
     
  2. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Songster

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    He won't. Some people even keep one roo with 20-30 hens. But because of all the roos getting killed because no one wants them, I'd say get 1 or 2 more roos.
     
  3. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    we have 4 roos for 30-40 chickens they have not got agrresive yet but we raised them since they where 1-2 weeks old you should have 1 for every 12 chickens about
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    He'll be a very busy boy if you keep just him.....but he will be VERY fit chasing the girls.


    Sandie
     

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