Two Roos and five hens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken995, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. chicken995

    chicken995 Chirping

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    ...is it okay? One is an australorp the other (which is still debatable) is a silkie. Will they be okay together or will they fight?

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  2. chicken995

    chicken995 Chirping

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    Anybody? The others who are hens are a California white, barred rock, sl wyandotte, black star, and a silkie.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    probably yes, but you do have too many roos for that many hens.
     
  4. chicken995

    chicken995 Chirping

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    Hmm...bummer. What is the proper roo to hen ratio?
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Generally 1 roo to 10-12 hens.
     

  6. hlf1996

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    I have always done 1 roo to 5-8 hens and they arent overbred.. but I also let them free range during the day.
     

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