How many roosters???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Daisy96, May 21, 2011.

  1. Daisy96

    Daisy96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are two roosters to many for 13 hens? I have 6 hens and one rooster actually two but I,m getting rid of one today. Getting 7 new hens and one rooster. So I will have two roosters and 13 hens one hen is sitting. The reason is because some friends of our are giving them to us because they can't keep them out of there neighbors garden and they don't want to keep them penned up. So we have to take what they giving.[​IMG]

    We do let them out for an hour or so most days but not everyday, they have to stayed in pen for there safety here. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It can depend on what breed the rooster is. But I'd say that's perfectly fine. I've heard that every 5 chickens you have, you can get 1 rooster. good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Quote:It can depend on what breed the rooster is. But I'd say that's perfectly fine. I've heard that every 5 chickens you have, you can get 1 rooster. good luck [​IMG]

    it really depends on the rooster- but the general rule is 1 roo to ten girls, but i have found with my cochin roo, no less than 5...[​IMG]
     
  4. Daisy96

    Daisy96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well up untill today when we took one out we have had two roosters and 6 hens. They didn't fight to bad. You could definetly tell who was the boss, though. The Dominique thats the one we are getting rid of. He crowed and the other one hardly ever did. He was scared of us. The other roo will go out of the pen with the hens and back in even with us by the door as long as we stand still. The Dominque would get all upset if we went within 15 feet of him. Anyway we just didn't like his temperment.
    I think my husband prefers just one rooster so, we may not keep the other one they send today.

    I wonder if the remaining rooster will start crowing once this one is out of the yard completely.

    The Dominique is penned up separate right now. The hens are cackling and he is steady cackling crowing or something back to them.
     

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