How many roosters is too many roosters...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by honeyofahen, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. honeyofahen

    honeyofahen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2009
    Out of 49 birds, how many roosters is ok?
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row

    Ok, seriously.

    I think the rule of thumb is one for every 12 you could keep 4, maybe 5 and be OK under that.
  3. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I always say 1 roo to 10 hens. My idea was for every breed I would keep one roo of the same breed so I could hatch my own hatchery quality. It just feeds my addiction to add another breed of 11 to my flock! [​IMG]

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