Rooster to Hen ratio...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by meezermom, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

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    OK guys, I have 13 hens - how many roosters? Don't want the poor bird to overtax himself, you know.
    Thanks so much! [​IMG]
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    A good ratio is 1 rooster to 10 hens. So 1 should be fine for you.
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One should be enough. I just ran across an artice that stated the average rooster mates 20~30 times a day.[​IMG] He will be just fine.[​IMG]
     
  4. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! [​IMG]
    Now comes the hard part - which one to keep....[​IMG]
     

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