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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melissaF40, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. melissaF40

    melissaF40 New Egg

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    My husband and I got 12 chickens about 7 months ago. We have 7 roosters and 6 hens. They have just started laying eggs. My husband wants to thin out the roosters
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I would say you need to sell / butcher or some thing. Your hens will start getting torn all up on their backs. I have 1 roo over my 10 hens and still have great hatches.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Extra roosters can cause several issues, among them overbreeding the hens and fighting between them as they reach maturity. For a flock that small you really only need one rooster.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That many roosters can cause several problems. One would be best for your small flock.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    unless you want hatching (fertile) eggs, you don't need a rooster at all.
     

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