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I'm gonna get a new roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7L Farm, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    I have 16 hens should I get 1 or 2 ?
     

  2. cassidy22

    cassidy22 Chirping

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    One would do the trick. You might have fighting with 2. I have 3 roos and probably 200 hens. I get a 75-85% fertility rate with those boys!
     
  3. Do yourself a favor and get ONE MATURE ROOSTER. Don't give in to the urge to get a young rooster. The hens will love a mature guy, but HATE an immature trespasser. Good hunting.......Pop
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    Yup !! Your right & thats what I was thinking. I think ones the answer.
     
  5. M3Farms

    M3Farms In the Brooder

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    I have 4 pullets and 4 cockrels (speckled sussex) in the same pen - all hatched in June/July. I am getting eggs, but they aren't fertile. Do the cockrels' mature later than the pullets?
     

  6. What usually happens, in your case, is that the copitition is so great among the cockerals, that nobody gets to complete the deed............Pop
     
  7. M3Farms

    M3Farms In the Brooder

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    LOL!!! I will remove the extra roos immediately - thanks for the tip!
     

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