Male/Female ratio for egg laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AZchickens, May 11, 2008.

  1. AZchickens

    AZchickens Hatching

    Apr 27, 2008
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Is there a particular ratio of male birds to female birds eneded for optimal egg laying? Or do you need to keep any males at all if all you want are eggs?
  2. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    You don't need a roo for eggs but if you decide to keep one the ratio that has worked for me is 8 to 10 hens per roo.
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    You do not need to keep a Roo at all unless you want him to fertilize your hens. If you are keeping a Roo though I would so 1 Roo for every 10 hens.

    Make sure that you dont get more than 1 older Roo and try and put him with another Roo that will just start trouble. Only Roos that are raised together so be together and that is only if they are nice to eachother and the ladies.

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