Roosters???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tarutgers, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. tarutgers

    tarutgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good day everyone! Spring is HERE!!
    I have 15 day old BO pullets on order. How many roosters should I have to have my hens hatch chicks? Do BO roosters get along very well?
    Thanks and have a great 1st day of Spring!
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Generally, a good ratio is 1 rooster : 8 hens.
    Good luck!
     
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  3. tarutgers

    tarutgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply! If I get two roosters for 15you hens, will they get along or would it be better to get one rooster and take my chances with fertile eggs? To me flock harmony would be better than alot of chicks! Please any input would be welcome!
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

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    That may be a good idea. It probably wouldn't be too bad with two roosters, but it's better to stay on the safe side.
     
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