How many roosters can I get away with?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Caddy-Corner-Chick, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 8x16 coop with the run being 16 x 20.... so a total of 320 sq feet outside of the coop and 128 sq ft inside...

    I have a total of 25 hens

    Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks and Black Australops... Can I throw 3 Roo's in there was well or will there be an issue...

    I already have my marans going in there own area so if need to be I can set up a seperate area for one of the roo's and a few girls.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you have room for 3 more hens and 3 roos!
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they get along, [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus 3 more hens.... Don't tempt me [​IMG]
     
  6. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I am raising 2 of the roo's together so I hope they establish the pecking order within themselves.. but the 3rd is about 3 months older, right now he is a sweet heart but he doesn't realize he is a rooster yet.
     
  7. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    I would put all 3 roos together in a bachelor pad for about a week. Then one night I would move all of them over with the girls. What types of roos do you have?
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Just reading the subject line before entering the thread, I was prepared to say (cutely) "As many as I have!" because most 'how many roosters' questions are about rooster to hen ratio.

    But you were inquiring into space issues, instead. Everybody has already answered, the same as I would have, had I known it was about how many more chickens - which happen to be Roos- will fit in what you've got as a coop and run.

    Darn. I am still trying to find somebody else with a similarly screwed up roo/hen ratio as mine.

    But hey! You get to have more chickens! Plus some yard candy!
     
  9. mykl1

    mykl1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive never had luck adding a new rooster to a flock. Ive added two cockerels to a 20 X 40 pen of cochins with 2 roosters in it, and not had a problem
     
  10. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You just confused me!! LOL

    Well I have a young B.A. Rooster that is 3 months old, and i have a BO ROO and a BR roo of the same age coming next week.. (1 day olds)
     

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