rooster to hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cats Critters, May 7, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I ordered 16 hens got 6 extras ( roos) and where going to butcher 1 of the 2 BarredRock roos and 3 CM roo leaving 2 roos 1 BR and 1CM. but I think the hatchery missexed one of the EEs If It is a roo ( not positive yet)
    Can I keep 3 roos to 15 hens?
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    That is really a lot of Roosters for 15 hens. You could get more hens or just keep your Roos seperate. Are you trying to mate them?
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    So three roos to 15 hens is to mush is 2 to mush? And remember I'm not sure yet about the EE so it could be to 16 hens.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    It might work out ok with 2 Roos but 3 is too much I think. You would just have to watch closely that the ladies are not getting beat up on.
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    I think ideally you want to have 1 rooster for every 8 to 10 hens. (Your hens will thank you for sticking close to this ratio!) [​IMG]
     

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