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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gemma24, Jun 21, 2016.
we have 7 roos and 14 hens.(21 in all) they all seem to get along fine, is this too many roos?
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.
thanks, I think I will drop them off at the feed store today...
wait, I don't think so, my sister is freaking out.
she loves them... what should I do?
get more hens
ok, but can I get more hens next year? 5 of the roosters are only 2 1/2 months old...
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.
ok, I think I will get more hens next year. maybe some cochins and rode island reds.
How's about getting a new Sister????? 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.