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

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

  1. chesterbarton78

    chesterbarton78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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