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barnyard mix hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flyinchicks, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. flyinchicks

    flyinchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been calling him Harry. He was born in April. Also what is a good boy-girl ratio to keep together?

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  2. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say Rooster
     
  3. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i second that.....Roo !!![​IMG]
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's 100% rooster.

    The books recommend one rooster per 8-12 hens, but I like to aim for one rooster per 12-15 hens. The flock is happier with fewer roosters. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally a Roo
     
  6. flyinchicks

    flyinchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So he keeps the name Harry.

    I now have about 25 hens and have always had just one rooster. My pen is 20x75 so there's plenty of space and girls for 2 boys.

    Do boys always fight or does it just depend on the individuals? So far they seem to get along but I didn't know if that would change as Harry gets older.
     
  7. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine if you introduce him while he's still young. [​IMG]
     
  8. rider357

    rider357 Out Of The Brooder

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    Roo-ra-roo-ra-rooooooooo!!!
     
  9. alcap

    alcap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's really handsome. Except for his rose comb, he looks a tad like my black Ameraucana rooster who had bleed-thru base color, Scout.
     

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