to many?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FlyingDoughnut, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. FlyingDoughnut

    FlyingDoughnut Songster

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    i know that with ducks you cant have to many boys but with chickens is it the same way
     

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Oh yes! You should keep one rooster for every 1-10 hens. Otherwise they fight and the hens get too much attention.
     
  3. FlyingDoughnut

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    but i probably can only get 3 to 6 chickens
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Then only keep one rooster
     

  5. FlyingDoughnut

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    what if you hatch eggs you cant tell if its going to be a boy or girl
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Then you'll have to wait it out and then get rid of the extra males.
     
  7. FlyingDoughnut

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    where whould you get rid of the exta males?
     

  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Then you have to have a plan - before you hatch - as to how you are going to deal with the extra males. Eat them or find homes for them. The reality is, it's not easy to sell extra roosters unless you have a specific breed people are looking for, or show quality birds.
     
  9. Burns Homestead

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    Sell them?
     

  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    If you plan to sell extra roosters, I would strongly suggest you have a market for them even before you start hatching.
     
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