Rooster and hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brightonchicks, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rir rooster that is by himself because he fights with my other rooster so I am wondering how many hens would you suggest to keep him company? The area is only able to hold about 4 birds without being over crowded. Could I keep 2 hens without him driving them crazy?
     
  2. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I normally keep 5 or 6 hens to one rooster. sometimes more.
     
  3. The Duck Flock

    The Duck Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    no, 2 it wont drive him crazy, i have 1 rooster and 13 hens and he is i love[​IMG] but 2 hens is ok for one rooster




    hope this helps
     
  4. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha agreed.
     
  5. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't want him driving them crazy lol. That's why I wondered if 2 would be enough to keep him happy but not terrorize the girls.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It's hard to say, there are several variables....you could try it and see, many breeders keep pairs, trios and quads housed together.
     
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