?If I started breeding mottled houdans..

NYRIR

Crowing
9 Years
May 13, 2010
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Petersburg,NY
How many hens per rooster to get a good percentage of fertile eggs? I'd like to be sure to have the right ratio,but since these will be kept seperate,don't want TOO many! I was thinking maybe 5 hens and a roo?But I don't want the girls getting worn out from too much action!
 

Paco

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
103
0
99
Enid,Ok
I think its generaly 1 rooster to 10 hens . The less hens you have the more each one will get serviced , unless the rooster picks favorites then its hard to tell, but 1 to 5 ratio is pretty good.
 

FF

Songster
10 Years
Jan 9, 2010
433
1
119
Tennessee
I had 1 rooster to 13 hens. Every single one were fertile and the hens backs were very healthy. This was when I only had 14 chickens though.
 

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