Too many roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by floridatrains, May 30, 2012.

  1. floridatrains

    floridatrains In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2012
    St. Augustine, FL
    I have what looks like now after about 11weeks old production reds 6 Roos and 2 hens until today was just told one roo is dead they didn't say anything about blood on him this morning very alive and energetic I am in the process of building a bigger coop so they will have more room currently in my garage in a ware hutch with the extension run I am so sad about this that's why I am so hesitant to put them all outside I live in the woods in northeast Florida lots of critters please help....
  2. rachlore

    rachlore Songster

    Apr 24, 2012
    Southern US
    You may have a snake, be careful (i pretty much assum every predator is a snake if there is a hole their size in the ground)
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, if you have only two pullets, you need to get rid of all your males, except maybe one. You should have no more than one rooster for every 8-12 hens, really, for best results and no overmating of the hens. Sometimes, depending on the rooster, you can give him fewer hens.

    Are you sure they're males?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: