How many Roos??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dogginfox, May 13, 2008.

  1. Dogginfox

    Dogginfox Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock size has far surpassed the occupancy of my coop. I have 10 Roo's and about 25 Hens.

    I am planning on culling several roos but Im not sure how many will be sufficient. All are mixed breeds so no roos need to be saved for any particular breeding purpose.

    Thanks
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1 roo to a hen house but he probably won't service all 25 girls. If they free range you might can keep 2 but the first sign of trouble you'll have to split the flock into 2 coops.

    As roosters age and become territorial and agrressive about mating they will begin to fight and that can be a fatal blood mess.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    1 or 2 roos to 25 hens.but you might not have much if any trouble.because the roos will splitt the hens amongest themselves.
     

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