Will he be able to......

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken0Boy, May 15, 2010.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Will a Maran roo be able to "service" 12 hens? I really dont want to get 1 more roo...I dont want fighting.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should be fine
     
  3. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thanks!
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Your Maran rooster should be able to service all the hens, but it depends on how old he is, if he has good fertility or if he is low in fertility.
    I good thing to test is to set a doz. eggs from your hens, and to do some experimental hatching to do a test on fertility problems and pluses.
     
  5. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok well right now I only have 6 hens and 1 cochin bantam roo, but next year I plan to get rid of him and get more hens and a maran roo. I needed to know this , cuz I didnt know If i needed 2 roos!
     

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