How many is too many roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hotrod71, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. hotrod71

    hotrod71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now i currently have 4 rir and i think that 3 are roosters. I have two bantams and one is a roo and the other a hen. My coup I am building is 8x10 with a 8x10 covered yard. Can anyone tell me how many roosters is the max for a coup like this?
     
  2. WIfarmerboy

    WIfarmerboy Out Of The Brooder

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    With my understanding I don't think that it matters what size of coop you have, but it matters how many hens you have. My guess would be you would need more hens if you have three roos.
     
  3. hotrod71

    hotrod71 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think 4 out of 6 of my chickens are roosters.
     
  4. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally speaking, the right mix is one roo per 10-12 hens. As long as you have that ratio, you will be ok.

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  5. hotrod71

    hotrod71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, sounds like i'm in trouble. Thanks for the feedback
     
  6. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't worry, you're not alone. I have a major problem that is going to result in building another coop. I have 15 roos and 14 hens! They are getting older and more into hormones each day so I am going to be up to my eyeballs in it before its done. I'll never do strait runs or packing peanuts again, lol

    vortec
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    Two can be too many.[​IMG] I have a pair of brothers that tag team my hens. I have to keep one shut up till I can get rid of him.
     
  8. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to keep just one rooster. Two or more will fight or beat the hens up pretty good. Good Luck,, Woody
     
  9. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 roos bunking together
    and they get along fine, no hens to fightover
    and they eat out of my hand.
    But have 1 roo with 5 hens together that have been giveing me chx and eggs, but have 5hens coming in to their own soon
    that I hatched..and will add them to the flock ..
    also may have a few more roos in the other 3 brooders any one
    need some roos... .LoL
     

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