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How many hens per every rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TheTwoRoos, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There should be 9-10 hens per one roo...
     
  2. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your goal(s) ...

    Could be one hen, or a hundred!
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Exactly.

    I have one pen with one rooster and one hen. They live together quite well, her feathers are sleek and glossy and she's one of my best producers.

    I've had one pen with one rooster and over 2 dozen hens and had excellent fertility.

    I've had free range birds, one rooster and over a dozen hens, with 2 of those hens living a horribly harassed life.

    No hard and fast rules when it comes to things like this. A lot depends on age and flock dynamics, space for the flock, sometimes breed. But is mostly depends on the temperament of the individual animals involved.
     

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