Roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Pam85099, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Pam85099

    Pam85099 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a new Bantam Hamburg rooster I have a chance to add a pair of seabrights and a Belgian D'Unccle rooster to my flock of 3 hens and 1 rooster do you tghink I will have problems with that many roosters?
     
  2. Mabye, but be careful, 3 roosters to 12 hens was pretty hard on my hens and they lose alot of feathers.
     
  3. Pam85099

    Pam85099 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks that's what I thought but wanted another opinion.
     
  4. Opinion? That was not an opinion, that was a fact! JK
     
  5. That is way too many Roosters for your 3 hens! Poor hens won't have a chance.
     
  6. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    1 rooster to every 7 hens is a pretty good number

    dont go less hens or more roos then that



    another option is PRO RATA

    that is letting out 1 roo only per day

    only problem is with that is you dont know who the father of the chicks are

    but a good idea if you have roos of the same breed


    me i have 1 rooster to 15 hens and they are all fertile he does his job well and the hens dont get stressed
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012

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