What is a good flock size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scooter, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2007
    Western WA
    I have 5 - looking to end up with 8 or so. Will they need a rooster?
    How many hens are too many hens??

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Well, first I would ask you....what do you want to do with them? Sell eggs, just provide eggs for your family and maybe a couple friends? That would determine the number you need. A rooster isn't needed for them to lay eggs.....unless you plan to hatch eggs, then you'll need a rooster.

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