Too many roos

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

  1. toripeeps

    toripeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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,

    Sharon
     
  3. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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