- Nov 22, 2021
So I had posted before about debating on adding to my flock. However, I am in a pickle you see.. I have 4 chickens that were all meant to be hens.. but then to our surprise we have a rooster on our hands and only 3 girls. Now here's the delimma, I now know thanks to all who responded to my last post that chicken rule of thumb is 8-10 hens per 1 rooster. What do I do now. Will my 3 girls get over bred? Do I add more ladies in the spring and hope that the girls i have now will be ok until then? There's so many thoughts to consider. I really like my surprise rooster and not so sure I want to give him up.