do i need another rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by marvun22, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first i have 15 hens and 1 rooster. i was thinking about getting 8 more hens and 1 more rooster. do i need another rooster. i have no idea how old my current rooster is.
     
  2. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to have fertilized eggs so you can hatch some chicks then I advise you get 1 or 2 more Roosters but its up to you.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't NEED another rooster. If you WANT another rooster, you would have plenty of hens to go around, so go for it.

    If you want to ensure fertile eggs, you want one rooster per 8-10 hens.
     
  4. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i could use a rooster even now considering i have 15 hens.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want another. You have the girls to keep another happy.

    If you have one rooster for 15 hens, or even one rooster for 23 hens, the worst thing that will happen is that you get some eggs that aren't fertile if he can't keep up with them all.

    Totally dependent on if you want another one, and if you need fertile eggs. It's a choice to get another one, not a necessity.
     
  6. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i havent decided that i want to incubate eggs but i like having a rooster or two in case i change my mind.
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Well there you go! Time to give some deserving boys a good home.
     

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