how many hens to how many cockerels when breeding !!! ???? !!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chesterbarton78, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. chesterbarton78

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    I am not sure how many hen to put with how many cockerel with the following breeds

    Pekin bantams
    Brahmas
    Polish/ Polands

    Thanks !!x
     

  2. The usual rule of thumb is 8 hens to one rooster to avoid over breeding. But I have never set up "breeding pens" so for a short term it may be different. I just have roosters and hens all together in a coop & free range. I'm sure someone else will have a better answer for you situation.
     
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