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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lavonne, Oct 19, 2009.
Is there a good hen to rooster ratio or does it depend on how aggressive the roosters are?
A formula often seen here is one roo to ten hens. Certainly how rough the roo is on the hens when mating would be a factor. Also, it is not unusual for breeders to keep a breeding pair or a trio with two hens and one roo. Like so many things chicken, a lot depends on the individual chickens.
I have one rooster with 11 hens and all my eggs are always fetrile. I have had as many as 5 roosters with 20 hens though with no fighting or anything.