Males vs. Females

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tarheel2288, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Tarheel2288

    Tarheel2288 In the Brooder

    Feb 1, 2012
    Bolivar, Mo.
    Is there any problems that might arise from having all roosters in a flock? I am planning on raising meat birds and was wondering if getting all males (for the size) would be ok. If not, how many males to females is a good ratio? Are there problems that could come from having too many of one sex?

  2. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

    Sep 25, 2011
    anchorage, alaska
    no problems, most meat birds are sold as all males
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If by "meat bird" you mean Cornish Cross, they are butchered before they start acting like roosters.

    If you mean some type of dual purpose bird, yes, you will have problems with a lot of roosters. You'll do better to separate the hens from the roosters.

    At most hatcheries you can order male Cornish Cross, female Cornish Cross, or Straight run Cornish Cross. There is no problem with having all males.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

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