How many hens should we have for 2 Roo ?

4 the Birds

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Ideally about 8 hens to 1 roo. The problem with too many roosters are the fights and over-mating of hens. An alpha roo will emerge when you have more than one and they will squabble to test or reinforce the pecking order. A few of our hens have a lot of missing feathers on the back. These are the roos favorite hens. Hope this helps
 

1TurkenLover

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Jul 2, 2013
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Yes this helps give perspective . . . First Thoughts are : CHICKEN SADDLE : used on back and some cover tail feathers to keep Roster damage down.
So our Cockerels will get along better with more hens when kept with Pullets ? can we keep the Cockerels separate from the hens but in a pin together ? IF they are by themselves will they still Fight each other ?
 
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