Three hens and three roo's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dixiehens, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. dixiehens

    dixiehens In the Brooder

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    It's in the title, what should I do[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your going to need to either get rid of those three roosters or else keep one and get seven more hens to go with him. The recommended rooster to hen ratio is 1 rooster for every 10 hens as too many roosters will at some point be very physically hard on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters, and I get loads of eggs without the aggression, fighting, feeding of non-productive mouths, crowing in the middle of the night, over-breeding and battering of hens that goes along with having roosters (especially too many). My hens are stress free, and enjoying life without any roosters around. You will either need to re-home or eat your roosters. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with in removing your roosters.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Michael X2 That is way too many roosters and you should still add to your flock. You might do some chatting in your state thread to see if you might rehome 2 of them and maybe pick up a few more hens. Or rehome all of the roosters. You don't need roos unless you want fertile eggs. The hens will be much happier without them. Here is the link to your state thread...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/305793/florida-always-sunny-side-up

    Good luck and I hope you can find them some nice homes.
     
  4. dixiehens

    dixiehens In the Brooder

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    Ok, thanks I will try to get rid of them by this weekend
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Michael X3, good luck placing your extra roos.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with getting rid of your extra roosters!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X4 on Michael.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Your hens will be a lot happier without them. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I hope you can get rid of some of those roosters!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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