- Sep 16, 2013
I am new to byc and I won't be getting chicks until next year. That said I have recently had the opportunity to acquire adult birds in my desired breed (Barred Rocks). There will be two females and one rooster. They are not from the same flock. The rooster currently lives alone. My questions is I have been told that I need a minimum of 10 hens to every one rooster. If this is so should i either keep my roo separate of should i not acquire a rooster at all right now. I do want to breed my birds eventually. If I do end up with all three what is the best way to introduce them? Thank you in advance!