Too Many Roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenfiend, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Chickenfiend

    Chickenfiend Out Of The Brooder

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    Can i keep my 3 australorp hens and roo with a golden phoenix roo they will be raised together? Could that be to many roos for for the hens causing the males to fight?
     
  2. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 roos on 3 hens is way too many roos. They will overbreed your hens. Even roos who are raised together may fight each other, and may fight over your girls.

    I think a good ratio is about 10 hens to 1 roo. We had 54 hens and 2 roos, and even with that many hens, the "favorites" were being overbred and got some bald spots.

    Good luck-
    Em
     

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