Rooster Ratio

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    HI my sister made me take her polish frizzle roo I have 2 roos already and 7 pullets (so far) my Q is can I keep this funny looking thing or should i find him a new home?




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  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The usual ratio to keep everyone happy is 1 rooster to about 10 hens, so if you have 2 roosters and 7 hens that's already pushing it. Introduce the newcomer gradually from behind chicken wire for a while and see how it goes, some roosters get along better than others, but keep in mind that it might not work out. We'll keep our fingers crossed!
     
  3. mommahento5

    mommahento5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 2 roos and 23 hens and they fight ALL the time. My one roo isn't even allowed to come out of the coop! I guess it all depends on the roos.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If you have less than 10 hens per roo, the hens can get awfully tired!

    I need to get some more hens and enlarge my coop too( YAY! an excuse to get more chickens!)[​IMG]
     

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