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How much space is needed to keep more than one roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittleSpeckledHen, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. LittleSpeckledHen

    LittleSpeckledHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still trying to figure out how many roos and hens I have, but if I do have roos, how many can stay together? They do not fight?

    Thanks for the answers!
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I had 9 roos, no pullets...not on purpose mind you....they are now all gone. (they did not fight...just play fought, but no girls to fight over!)

    This year I have 16 pullets and 3 roos, 1 roo is going bye-bye...the other two are doing fine, one is the boss, the other is finally crowing again, he had stopped
    for a while, but now is "allowed to do so again".

    Usually from what I have read here, 1 roo per 10 girls, or there about, depending on the roos temperament.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That what i heard

    1 roo for 10 girls and it in my poultry book XD
     
  4. LittleSpeckledHen

    LittleSpeckledHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info. How do you find an auction to bring roos to?
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took my roos and anything else I may want to get rid of to our local sale barn...they usually deal with larger animals, cows, horses, goats, sheep etc...my hubby works there...so it works well for us
     

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