how many roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jeffnsa, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. jeffnsa

    jeffnsa Out Of The Brooder

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    how many rooosters per chickens should you have? i currently have 17 birds and four are roosters, two will end up being sent to freezer camp in the next week, will two left, be all right or should i take out three of them.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    2 roosters with 17 hens will be fine. I had 2 roosters in with 14 hens, and they did fine.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Keep two. That way if one becomes human agressive in the future, you can cull him and still have a flock rooster. Again if two roosters are causing too much wear and tear on the hens you have the option of culling one.
     

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