3 Roosters !!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All [​IMG]

    I need some advice here.

    I have 16 chickens 3 of them roos.

    I planed on two roos and keeping them because my chickens
    free range, I like having a back up should something happen
    to my alpha roo.

    Yesterday morning I discovered that one of my hens in a roo.
    So now I have three.

    In your experience, would it be wise to keep the third roo?
    Or is 3 roos to 13 hens a little much? [​IMG]

    I plan on craigslisting him if keeping him is not a good idea for the flock.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it is too many. I really think 2 roosters are too many for that size flock. I have one roo, and granted he is only 1 year old, but my 6 hen's backs are wore ragged. I have added 7 pullets to the flock, and that will give me 13 hens to one rooster. He will be getting older and hopefully a bit better technique, he has slowed down on how often he goes to work! Whew when he first matured he was a busy man.

    I also think that with that many roosters, you are bound to get some fighting... depending on the boys themselves. I really do not think much of the keeping an extra in case I loose the alpha rooster. I have had chickens many years without a rooster, and free ranged them, and roosters are a dime a dozen, and generally easy to find.

    Since you asked, my 2 cents.

    MrsK
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] 3 roos to 13 hens sounds good. [​IMG] But you can't tell a rooster his limit for the day.[​IMG] Have you ever watched a roo with his own flock of 10 or more hens? Some roos are insatiable! Just loving a hen every few minutes. It's amazing they can walk, let alone crow so loudly! LOL!
     
  4. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for your advice. I do agree that 3 is too many roosters [​IMG]

    Does anyone else have any advice or experiences
    they want to share.
     

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