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How many hens per rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PearlTheDuck, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got four cockerels out of six chicks i bought, i know i'm for sure keeping one and i would like to keep one more but i don't think i have enough hens. Would 14 hens be enough for two roosters? I think i saw somewhere that if you have more than one roo, you will have to have ten hens per roo but i wanted to be sure.
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Our relatives have about 14 hens and two roosters, So yes its enough. Are you hatching chicks with them?
     
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    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning to hatch next year :)
    will they fight each other?
     
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    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    One of the roosters will become dominant and probably won't let the other rooster mate your chickens.But it all depends on the rooster, Maybe he will.[​IMG] I hope this helps!!
     
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    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to think about everything. You helped alot! thanks! :)
     
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    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I was happy to help. Good luck with your flock![​IMG]
     
  7. peaceisgreen

    peaceisgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    i have three roosters and twelve hens they each have their "girlfriends" and they dont like to share 1:4 is a good ratio(for me) i would not have any more roosters than that though but more hens would be fine
     
  8. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Good luck to you too! (If you have chickens, I would guess you do, lol) [​IMG]
     
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    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I always thought you had to have at least 8 hens per rooster, glad to know it's less. What breeds are your roosters?
     
  10. Leah567

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    [​IMG]Thank you!! Yes, I have 10 chickens!
     

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