I Have Easter Eggers how many roosters do I need per Hen ?
will the rooster get along if raised together ?
x2You don't need any roosters per hen if you don't want to. You can keep any number of hens without a rooster but once you add a rooster you need at least 3 hens, otherwise they will be mated too much. If you want multiple roosters, like maybe 3, you should have 20 chickens at the very least. Some people have done well with a smaller hen to rooster ratio but it is a good idea to be safe, right? There's a good chance roosters will get along if raised together.
If you have a breeding pen, then you want approx. 6 hens per rooster. If you have them all together, multiple roosters and multiple hens, then you want a minimum of 9-10 hens per rooster. There's no way you'll have a peaceful flock with only three roosters per hen as suggested above. The hens will be overmated, and there will be rooster fights all the time over hens. If your purpose is having fertile eggs, I'd get four or five roosters. If your purpose is hearing a rooster crow in the morning, then you could just get one and you'll be fine.thanks i love hearing them crow in the morning i have 45 Easter Eggers 3 months old not sure how many Roosters yet
Thanks so much for the reply and the great info. i need to get a few pure Ameraucana rooster where would you buy Ameraucana rooster from its hard to find pure ones