rooster ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SunnySideUpFarm, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. SunnySideUpFarm

    SunnySideUpFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    im wanting to get around a dozen chickens....and i don't want to have to add to my flock once i have them.

    im wanting to get atleast 2 roosters....and im wanting to let one roam the pasture with the hens and keep one in a tractor (as my backup rooster incase anything happens to the other one).

    if i did this, would i need to keep a hen or two in there with him or will he be ok in the tractor by himself?

    will ten hens be too much for 1 rooster?
     
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  2. SunnySideUpFarm

    SunnySideUpFarm Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The back-up rooster can live just fine in the tractor alone although he would prefer to be with hens. 10 hens is not too much for one rooster. Keeping a higher ratio of hens to roosters helps spread the rooster's attention among the hens. You are less likely to have a hen with a bald back when you have 4 or more hens.
     
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