Chicken Math! Roo's per hens Question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HB&B, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. HB&B

    HB&B Out Of The Brooder

    93
    0
    39
    Jun 8, 2010
    Woodlawn, TN
    So when I decided to get chickens in the first place I thought 5 hens and a roo...

    3 months later... I have 13 chickens total.

    I have 11 hens and 2 roos. Is this too many roos per hens?

    Both my roos are bantam -don't know if that matters- .
    One is a mexi game cock mix and the other is a game hen mix(with feathered feet).
    4 bantam game hen mix -I think-.
    3 leghorns.
    1 EE.
    1 EEmix.
    2 Black star.

    I put them in when everyone was going up to roost. I guess we'll see how it goes tomorrow.
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    1 roo for your hens would be best... especially in a coop... free range you might get away with it if one is a follower.

    good luck with your birds. [​IMG]
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    0
    89
    Jun 4, 2010
    Caribou, Maine
    Or you could get another 8 or 10 hens. [​IMG]
     
  4. Swampwood

    Swampwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    218
    0
    111
    Apr 25, 2010
    Krotz Springs, LA
    two roosters should be OK inless they start to hurt your hens.
     
  5. HB&B

    HB&B Out Of The Brooder

    93
    0
    39
    Jun 8, 2010
    Woodlawn, TN
    I like the getting 8-10 more hens idea...maybe I'll top off my chickens at 20...
     
  6. HB&B

    HB&B Out Of The Brooder

    93
    0
    39
    Jun 8, 2010
    Woodlawn, TN
    So far the new roo seems to be submissive. The other roo does go after him, but he trys to run away. So I guess that's ok. They dont seem to be bothering the hens much at all.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by