How many roosters for 14 hens?

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Songster
10 Years
Jul 6, 2009
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Elmwood, WV
We are currently without a rooster because of our roos nasty behavior toward our kids. We have 10 pullets now and are hopefully adding 4 more (successfully
) in a few weeks. That will give us 14 girls. Is one roo enough or should we have a try with 2?
 

RAREROO

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 22, 2009
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Alapaha, Ga
If you are breeding to hatch or sell, you may want at least two roos, but if you just have a hobby/utility flock, one roo should be enough. If you do get two roos though, you need to get two that have been raised together so they won't fight.
 

Tonopah Pati

Rest in Peace 1938-2011
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Mar 24, 2009
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Tonopah, Arizona
:jumpyI have 2 for 5 Hens. They are father and son they were raised together. Son picks on dad all the time, now that he is a big boy. I am looking into getting at least 2 -4 more girls as soon as I find what I want, color and all that.
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
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Feb 3, 2007
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Blue Ridge Mtns. of North Georgia
Depends on the rooster. I have one rooster with 30 women at the moment because he won't share.
That is way too much for optimum fertility, though. I had two but Dutch refused to allow his younger brother any peace. One to 10-12 is all you really should have.
 

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