Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many roos can you actually keep with your flock? I have 4 potential roos, and 2 of them I love dearly. I'd like to try and keep them if at all possible.

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    10 to 1 is a good ratio or they over work the poor hens! I would stick to one roo for every 10 girls if you want feathers to STAY on their backs.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Depends on the breed, size, agressiveness of the roos. Generally, about 1 roo for every 12 hens, but it varies a lot. I got some eggs from someone who had 4 roos in with 7 hens. sheesh, poor hens.
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the good news. We currently have 22 chickens, with 4 roos. We're planning on getting rid of 2 of the roos, so I'll still have 18 hens to the 2 remaining roos. That's good news because the 2 boys I'd like to keep are currently sweethearts!

    Sonja
     

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