New to laying chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tinklet, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. tinklet

    tinklet Hatching

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    I grew up raising broilers and my husband and I did great with those. We also are trying our hand with bantam cochins since I really like the feathered legs. We have a flock of 33- about 12 of them are roosters. How many roosters should I keep? They are now 11 weeks old and I'm afraid they'll start fighting.
     

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, tinklet, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I think you shouldn't keep any more than 3 of those roosters or there will be trouble. Good luck to you!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I agree with Redsoxs, a rooster can handle about 8-10 hens, less than that and they get overbred
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. tinklet

    tinklet Hatching

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    Should I start getting rid of the extra roosters now? Some of them I thought were roosters must be hens from the pics I've seen on here. Is there a way to tell for sure if they are roosters or hens?
     

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