Too many roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by toripeeps, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. toripeeps

    toripeeps In the Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    I purchased 6 baby bantam chicks not knowing what I would get. One died the first day, but the other 5 are doing really well. they are now 8 weeks old and low and behold I have 4 roos and only 1 hen. I also have 6 leghorns hens 10 weeks old. Will these roos be okay or do I need to get rid of a couple? and by "Get Rid of" I mean give away or trade.

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hi! A good hen to roo ratio is 10 hens to 1 rooster....My flock is small--I've got 13 hens, so I try to keep just one rooster.

    I don't have alot of experience with bantams though, so I hope others will look at your posting and offer some advice....

    I'm sure everything will work out fine for you,

  3. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Songster 7 Years

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    In the same boat....11 chicks, 5 are roosters.
    I'll keep one. The others are going back to the farm (where I purchased the chicks) on Thursday. I'll miss those crazy silly dancing boys - but they've got to go. Farm has 150+ chickens, so a few more roosters are going to be fine.
    Good luck - Craigslist is a good starting point.

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