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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BryceHun, May 3, 2016.

  1. BryceHun

    BryceHun New Egg

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    Hello,my name is Bryce im from south central oklahoma, i just joined BYC although i have used this forum as a resource for information for quite a while, any question ive had ive been able to get the answer from this forum!!

    I have a couple questions, how many roosters should i have for a flock of about 35? And does anyone know what breed of rooster this is? my father inlaw gave him to me and he doesnt know what breed he is either.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Given enough space (it appears that your birds are free range) two or three and perhaps even more roosters could coexist with your hens. Introducing adult roosters to such a flock would be difficult. I believe that your rooster is a cross of some sort.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Sourland already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you don't intend to sell or hatch fertile eggs, you don't really need a rooster. They are not the greatest protection for your flock, if they stand up to a predator, they won't last long.

    Your one rooster would be fine - because he couldn't possibly OVER breed that many hens. You can post a closeup photo of him at "what breed or gender is this," to find out exactly what he is.
     

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