rooster question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grass, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 roos both are newhamshire reds ....i have 6 red hens and 3 EE's and 5 buffs ....these roos only hit the reds and the buffs ...why not the EE's.....they are all about the same age
     
  2. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i forgot to say they was all hens
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The EEs can probably run faster. You might consider having just one roo if you only have 14 hens. The ratio of hen to roo would be just right then. With a ratio of 1:7 the hens might start getting overbred and too beat up. There are some other threads on here about this topic. Good luck!
     
  4. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've never once seen them chasing the EE's ...usually when one roo there the is there too ...makes me laugh thinking about it ....the faster than bunnies .lol
     
  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    In my experience (which isn't vast) NH Roos are INSANE!!

    that could be why, LOL. But that is just my opinion.

    Peace -
    Meriah
     

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