Fertility rate

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by CovenantCreek, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    What's considered to be a good fertility rate for a roo with 12 hens?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    100%
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
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  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:Well.......don't quite have that yet. Is 98% ok?
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    lol I knew someone would get a chuckle out of that. 98% sounds fine. I know I sound unreasonable, but for most breeds 100% is attainable with the right cockbird in your pen. There are certainly exceptions, but it is not an unreasonable goal. [​IMG]
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Optimal is like 8 hens to one roo, I think? But 12 is still certainly possible to get 100%
    Christina
     

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