How Many Roo's for 21 hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bald k9, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Can anyone tell me how many roo's I would need for 21 hens?
     
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two will be OK
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Are you wanting fertile eggs for hatching? or do you want eggs just for eating? What's your plan for your hens? If you are wanting fertile eggs for incubating and/or hatching, then I would recommend 1 or 2 roosters but no more. My ratio is 1 rooster per 10 hens and I have over 100 chickens and all of the eggs are fertile. Just my thoughts. I'm sure someone else will come along and chime in.
     

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