How many hens per rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Iamaqte, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I was just wondering if there was a number of hens you should have per rooster. I do have quite a few roosters and they are alright with each other, but I am wondering as they get older if I am going to have problems. They are about 3 months old ( i got them on mothers day) give or take a few weeks and are getting huge. They all sleep together at night with no problems. I don't want to have to get rid of any (yet). But also dont want anyone to get hurt. Any information is helpful!
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  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually try t keep 1 roo for every 6 or 7 chickensl. If they have a lot of space to keep away from each other, and a lot of hens you shouldnt have to many problems. Right now I am down to three roos and 7 hens, since we had a fox problem. And our roos are doing fine with each other, but of coarse mine free range all days so they arent stuck in a pen together either.
     
  3. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all free range during the day.. but all get couped up together at night.

    I am not there at night.. but when i check in on them they all are snuggled up together.. Roosters and Hens.

    I need to get some more hens......

    I cant help it though I keep getting both.. cause they are all so cute!! Strictly looking for hens now.. Have to![​IMG]
     

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