male to female ratio in chickens?

teach1rusl

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That's pretty much the standard recommendation
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for fertilization. Of course with a gentle, courteous rooster, just a few hens might work with nary a feather out of place. And a rough, rude rooster may wear hens with a flock of 20 birds.
 

boykin2010

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ok well i know this is a stupid question but can a bantam like a tophat have fertile eggs while being in a pen with a standard rooster like a bo or rir
 

sourland

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Yes, a standard rooster can fertilize the eggs of a bantam hen, but he can also physically injure her if he is a very large rooster.Imagine a BO trying to breed an OE game bantam hen- not a very good idea.
 

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