Good hen/roo ratio?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gabby3535, May 2, 2009.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay..........I've finally gotten all my chickens! HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!

    Here's what I have...........
    1. A BEAUTIFUL "young trio" (2 pullets and a roo) of Light Sussex, from Greenfire Farms (Thank you, Paul!!!!!)
    2. 2 young Silkie pullets (1 lavendar & 1 white)
    3. 2 Black Copper Marans pullets
    4. 2 true Ameraucanas (1 blue & 1 splash)............all from "AHappyChick"........thank you Susan!!!!!!

    That's 8 pullets and 1 roo......................................

    Is that ratio okay??? (I have a 6' x 6' coop, an 18'x 26' "fort-knox" run, and 3+ acres of free range.)

    I am soooooooooo in love with them all, already!!!
    The Silkies and the Sussex are so 'snuggly'...............and I'm working on the rest concerning their 'snuggly-ness' as well!
    Today they moved from a very large 'kiddie pool' in the back bedroom............to the coop.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yes that will be fine, the max hen to roo ratio, is usually 1 roo to 10-12 hens.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with B. Saffles. I now have 14 hens and a roo. On fertility checks my roo is managing 12 fertilizations out of every 14 eggs. Good luck with your new chooks. [​IMG]
     

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