ROOSTER: CAN I KEEP MY ROO IN THE COOP W/HENS?

jesse ohara

In the Brooder
Apr 29, 2015
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I have 8 bantys and 8 rir's 3 jersey giants and a turkey ( for thanksgiving dinner) . the older chicks (bantys) are 6ws old the RIR's are 5ws and JG's and Vittles(turkey) are 3ws old. think I need like at least 2 roo's for 13 or 14 hens one of the JG's is male. can i leave my roo's in the coop W/hen's????????? now they are ok as the little rooster ( 6wk banty) just crowed for the first time this morning, BUT later what do I need to do with the roosters leave them outside, make a house just for roo's?? "I'M NEW AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!" PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Jesse
 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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As long as everybody gets along, why would you separate them? Are you worried about fertile eggs? They are perfectly fine to eat as long as they aren't incubated. It takes at least 48 hours of being kept at 100 degrees F. for development to start.
 

jesse ohara

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Apr 29, 2015
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Graham Wa
I dont care about firt/egg's as a mater of fact i want baby' some time, just wanted to know if they would fight or pick on each other? All good temperment so far ( raised together) and i did not know if they would stay that way? will the roo's fight or will 1 be the BIG dog and the other submit??

thanks all info will help!!! like this page been looking at it for 2 years before i joined!!!!!
 

junebuggena

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It depends on the birds. The general guidelines for rooster to hen ratio is 10 hens to 1 rooster. Some boys need more, some boys only need a few. As long as everyone gets along and none of the girls are overbred, I say go for it.
 

nchls school

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Apr 22, 2015
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I dont care about firt/egg's as a mater of fact i want baby' some time, just wanted to know if they would fight or pick on each other? All good temperment so far ( raised together) and i did not know if they would stay that way? will the roo's fight or will 1 be the BIG dog and the other submit??

thanks all info will help!!! like this page been looking at it for 2 years before i joined!!!!!

In this case, with birds that have been together, grown together, usually the fights would no be severe at first. As the birds mature you need to be more watchful. When you see evidence of a problem then separate them. I'd watch the younger birds more.
 

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