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

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

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    One!!!

    Ok, seriously.

    I think the rule of thumb is one for every 12 hens...so 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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