How many roosters should I have

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jebyballard, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jebyballard

    Jebyballard In the Brooder

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    How many roosters should I have for 12 hens?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    I have 2 for 25
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    Unless you need fertile eggs, you don't need any roosters.

    Chris
     
  4. mgroza

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    I would keep 2 incase one dies.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    1 for 12 hens is plenty and presents half the possibility of problems.
     

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