How many roosters per hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrestedTern, May 15, 2010.

  1. CrestedTern

    CrestedTern Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Hey All!!

    I'm gonna get some more hens, and I'd like to know how many hens a rooster can service?

    I'm considering getting 15 barred rock hens and 15 buff orpington hens would 1 rooster be able to service them? Or should I get a couple and separate the two types?

    Thanks!!

    Lauren
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I would recommend separating them. The standard ratio is 1:10, but your 1:15 should work fine, too. 1:30, however, is NOT going to work.
     
  3. CrestedTern

    CrestedTern Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I figured I'd need a couple... don't wanna give the poor guy a heart attack!!

    I guess I'll just build two coops then!!
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:I'll second that!!
     

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