How many?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lil'chickies, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. lil'chickies

    lil'chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many roosters do you keep? I'm just wondering. I know I have 12 babies right now and am not completely sure how many I want to keep in the end.
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep 1 roo for every 8 to 10 hens. Anymore than that and they wear the feathers off the hens!

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  3. lil'chickies

    lil'chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was thinking 2 or 3 at the most. Hoping to end up with at least 40 hens. I have also figured out a way to divide my coop to keep the roos away from the hens if I need to.
     

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