2 Roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by duckking, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    So it seems that out of our 7 new chicks, 2 of them are roosters. That will give us a 2 roo/8 hen ratio. The Delaware is the sweetest bird at about 13 weeks. The Speckled Sussex is also very calm. The 2 roos and 2 pullets are integrating well into our flock of 3 almost year old pullets who are all very calm as well. Not to mention the 5 ducks. We have 3 more pullets at about 8-10 weeks who are now in the "Meet and Greet" run. Just concerned about the ratio. The roos and 5 new pullets where brought up together from hatch.

    Any thoughts?
  2. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Personally, I would not have two roos with less than about 20 hens. You don't want them to beat up on the hens by over mating them.

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