need opinions on how many roosters to keep

fzouk

Songster
10 Years
Jan 27, 2009
207
6
121
middle Tennessee
I thought I had 15 pullets and 7 roosters and I gave 5 roosters away yesterday. Including one that was a serious pain in the behind! YAY!
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So I would have kept 2. This morning however when I went to open up the door for them there were THREE roosters all staring at me! Either they are actually giant single celled organisms that can divide themselves at will or I had miscounted.

So here I am now with 14 pullets and 3 roosters. I am thinking about giving 2 away and keeping 1. Are there any good reasons to keep 2 roosters? I thought I'd ask you guys before giving the two away and leaving myself with only 1.

Thanks!
Frances
 

seymojo536

Songster
12 Years
May 16, 2007
106
2
131
Central Ohio
I will guarantee you that if you give two roosters away and keep only one, that the next morning you will have no roosters.
Always keep a backup, it's not that much trouble and then you won't have to go looking for a replacement.
 

lildinkem

Songster
10 Years
Feb 4, 2009
3,552
40
211
Indianapolis
This past spring I was given 5 top exhibition quality breeders contact info to call for either eggs/chicks/birds, and 3 outta 5 were down to either one or no Roos/cockerels. The one BO breeder who had one Roo said, he never let this happen again. I say get one more cockerel back and keep 3. LOLOL
 

fzouk

Songster
10 Years
Jan 27, 2009
207
6
121
middle Tennessee
Thanks guys! I guess I will keep all 3 then since I have plenty of room. I was worried about them fighting but I can cross that bridge later. Plus they're gorgeous Silver Spangled Hamburgs and I don't see too many of those around these parts so it would be hard to replace them.

Thanks!
 

Emzyyy

Runs with Deer
11 Years
Jul 14, 2008
2,952
24
191
Derby Kansas
LOL I have 9 roosters and 9 hens mine are okay together as long as they have a big enough space any way. Their is some scuffles but Buzz my bossy roo separates any scuffles.
 

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