How many bantam cochins (pekins) cockerels should I keep?

gritsar

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I have some due to hatch on Monday. I'm sure at least half of them will be roos; more if my luck runs true.

I currently have 11 three year old LF brahma hens in one coop. The other coop has 16 standards, two banties (silkies) and a polish cockerel. Ages ranging from 14 weeks or so up to age 14 months old. The birds all free range together.

I wouldn't mind keeping two of the pekin cockerels. That would give me a total of 3 roos (if you can call the polish a roo, he's pretty much just yard art
) to 29 hens.

Should work out, right?
 

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2 sounds great. You would probably do fine with 3 (4 total including the yard art) to that number of hens too.

What happened to Impy though? Did you finally make good on your threats to the boy?
 

gritsar

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Quote:I told him and told him I had an ax with his name on it. He thought I was joking.
 

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