2 Roos

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

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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