Roo To Hen Ratio

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brandyberry_Chick, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Brandyberry_Chick

    Brandyberry_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    What's a good Roo to Hen ratio?
     
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard 8 to 1 or 10 to 1.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    10 hens to 1 rooster is what I have read on here so that's what I go by.
     
  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I've heard 10 to 1
     
  5. Brandyberry_Chick

    Brandyberry_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    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.
     

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