How many roos to keep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ducks_rcool329, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I ordered 11 bantams from ideal ( Millie-flure D'uccle, Dutch, and Japaneses), Out of all of them, 7 are roosters [​IMG]
    I know I can't keep all the roos. So how many should I keep? this is a show flock if that makes any difference [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
  2. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Out Of The Brooder

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    God, I hate it when they do "males for warmth" myself. [​IMG]
    I'd separate the breeds, and keep 1 rooster for each breed. If they've made it so 1 entire breed is roosters, ( [​IMG] ) you should only keep 1 of them.
     
  3. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They didn't send any packing peanuts, I ordered them as straight run... [​IMG]
     
  4. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok i would keep one of each breed rooster but i would make seperate runs/coops for them so you dont get fertile eggs.
     

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