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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bmowlin, Jan 15, 2017.
Hi I'm a new member
Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.
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All the best
Greetings, bmowlin, and welcome to BYC! It's great to have you here!
How many roosters can u have to a pen wondering if they will fight
Sometimes roosters fight. The greater risk is the hens the roosters have access too getting over mated by the roosters. A pretty standard ratio of roosters to hens is one rooster to 8-10 hens. Lots of folks don't even keep roosters as they aren't necessary for egg laying - just fertilizing eggs for hatching.
Redsoxs is spot on. Personally I don't keep more than one to a pen with hens or pullets. There is one exception right now where I have a pen with attached run that's currently housing 30 hatchery birds where about half are cockerels. These birds are young at about 10 weeks old and I got them as straight run. I plan to move the pullets in with my layer flock in a few weeks and after about 3 more months or so I'll pick the best Naked Neck and Brown Leghorn cockerels and put them aside in their own pens. We'll BBQ the remaining cockerels and all the Dark Cornish. But other than this special case I've never kept more than one cock in a coop/run no matter the number of hens/pullets I have. If they free ranged I'd go by the 1:10 rule unless I had problems.
There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
G’Day from down under bmowlin Welcome!
I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends
You've already received some good advice regarding roosters so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!