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

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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 [​IMG] ) to 29 hens.

    Should work out, right?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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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?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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. [​IMG]
     

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