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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brandyberry_Chick, Oct 20, 2009.
What's a good Roo to Hen ratio?
I've heard 8 to 1 or 10 to 1.
10 hens to 1 rooster is what I have read on here so that's what I go by.
I've heard 10 to 1
OK Well I have 6 girls and I may be getting 2 roos here soon. Hopefully I will be getting more girls at an auction this weekend so hopefully the roos will be ok. Do I need to worry about them fighting?
For large fowl birds, the minimum is 1 roo to 10 hens. For bantams, you can get away with pairs and trios, depending on the fertility and how active the rooster is. Otherwise, the ratio is the same.