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How many hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thesearcherman, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. thesearcherman

    thesearcherman In the Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    Hello everyone! With one young Rhode Island Red Rooster, how many hens should I have? One is not going to work. I let them all roam, sleep in tree. I actually have 2 hens, one is sitting. Thanks

  2. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Personally, I think you need at least 7 hens with one rooster. My roo covers 11 hens with no problems.
    All my girls look good - - - not worn out or missing feathers.
    He is so busy taking care of his girls and trying to find treats for them that he is one tired boy at the end of the day [​IMG]

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