Roo to Hen Ratio

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by loverofhatching, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. loverofhatching

    loverofhatching Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2014
    Lahore, Pakistan
    How many aseel hens with an aseel rooster? I currently have one cock and two hens. the third aseel hen is currently raising chicks which are about 6 weeks old. also when will she leave her chicks and start laying again?
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    You should keep one rooster for every ten hens you own. Your hen should return to laying within 4-10 weeks of the babies hatching.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    The 10 to 1 ratio for hens to roosters is a commercial production SOP geared toward achieving 100% fertility. Breeders often use a much lower ratio when controlling particular parentage goals. You have to watch the situation to see make sure rooster doesn't over-mate the hens causing stress or injury.

    After she leaves the chicks to go back to roost and again submits to the roosters advances, eggs shouldn't be far behind.
    4-10 weeks is pretty good range.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

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