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Bob Whites roo to hen ratio..........PICS

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by texaschickmama, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Is 3 roos to 11 hens enough to cover for fertility?
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yes it is. 4 to 5 hens per roo is what is recomended.
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks so much!! On my way to get them now.
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I thought it was 1 roo to 2 girls, but I don't remember where I heard that. I lost a lot of my birds this winter, especially the boys, so I only have 1 roo and 7 girls left - so I hope he's up to the job - I need to increase my breeding stock!
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I was told 5:1
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I use 1 male to 2 hens, 3 hens at max.

    In the wild they pair up. not like pheasants and chickens
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Oh no, I have 3 roos to 11 hens. Is that enough?
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Yep that will be enough. [​IMG]
     
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!! Okay another question. The Bob Whites I just got today are so much smaller than the Tennessee Jumbos I have. I didn't realize how BEAUTIFUL the jumbos were until up against the BW. I'll post a pic, just a minute.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    No,thats to many hens, but you will just have a lower fertile rate.
     

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