How many hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenpoor, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a quad of copper marans and was planning to add more hens to the flock. How many hens total could my one marans rooster accomadate? I want to add as many hens as I can but I still want to be sure that he can get to each hen without me having to add another rooster to insure fertility.

    Thanks for any and all replies
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 10 hens per roo.
     
  3. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. I thought at one time I had read 7-10 hens per a rooster for the larger breeds but I was just wanting to be sure.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    A Maran I believe is 6 to 8 hens per roo
     

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