to many roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gemma24, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 7 roos and 14 hens.(21 in all) they all seem to get along fine, is this too many roos?
     
  2. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, and here are the reasons.
    1. When you have too many they don't let the hen have any peace. One hops off and another one mounts her.
    2. You have to feed them the same amount as the hens but get no eggs.
    3. My roosters are getting butchered late Oct. or early Nov. so I don't have to feed them through the winter. Nothing taste better than fresh farm raised chicken. Even tiny little chickens or very old can be cooked for broth, pressure cooked, or canned. If you don't have the heart to kill and/or eat them then give them away or sale them. You can't get much for roosters though. You can put a picture on Facebook or Craig's List.
     
  3. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I think I will drop them off at the feed store today...
     
  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait, I don't think so, my sister is freaking out.
     
  5. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she loves them... what should I do?
     
  6. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get more hens[​IMG]
     
  7. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, but can I get more hens next year? 5 of the roosters are only 2 1/2 months old...
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the chicken thing. I bought my chicks straight run. At about 16 weeks the boys started not playing so nice with each other so I went from 11 to 2.
     
  9. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I think I will get more hens next year. maybe some cochins and rode island reds.
     
  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    How's about getting a new Sister????? [​IMG] Ok I'll get serous. And I promise that you can keep your sister.

    For the number of roosters that you currently own you will likely need 140 hens plus a similar increase in space.to both make and keep everyone happy.
     
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