How many roosters do you need?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jrhodes, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. jrhodes

    jrhodes In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    Central Texas
    I have 3 roosters in with my 8 hens. It seems the roosters are constantly after the hens. Do I have too many roosters?
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    1 rooster for every 10 to 12 hens is fine. [​IMG]
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    yes too many
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    With a flock that size I would only keep one roo if they are all together.

    Soooooooooo either you need a lot more hens or decide which roo you like best.

    It's a tough choice I know... best of luck

    Julie [​IMG]
  5. jhmoore

    jhmoore Songster

    Sep 6, 2008
    Holly, Michigan
    I had a similar question... I have only one rooster and 8 hens total. But, I will be moving 2 of the hens (who get constantly picked on for their crests) to their own enclosure today. Will the roo be too much of a bully with only 6 hens to live with? Thanks.

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