male to female ratio?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redrooster99, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is four roosters to 22 hens to many? Thanks.
     
  2. No that's fine. The ideal ratio is 1:8, but what you've got should be fine.

    Just watch out for aggressive roosters who can cause balding on the hens.
     
  3. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank-you.
     
  4. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is stressing it but what about 2 yokohama males and 3 EE males.
     
  5. Well depends how they were raised.

    Personally, I've never really seen a nice EE rooster, but if they were raised around older birds, than they should be fine.

    I've never had a Yokohama, but if they're not fighting each other, it should be fine. Watch the hens for any signs of balding, and watch for aggressive roosters. I would cull or separate any aggressive roosters to a bachelor pen.

    My experience with game birds is limited but ime they tend to be very good roosters, but the issue comes when they fight each other. If they're not doing that I wouldn't worry.

    Just watch your hens :)
     
  6. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you.
     

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