gsphunter wrote:I can't remember the exact ratio, but 1:3 comes to mind. This means 1 rooster per 3 hens is plenty, because them cocks get around pretty good. They ain't monogomous.
Ok, lets just say that 1:3 ratio is the standard. LIKE I SAID ORIGINALLY, HENS CANNOT PRODUCE WITHOUT ROOSTERS. I typed that reeaaalll slow, so everyone could understand me. Unless you live and hunt up here, it is hard for you to comprehend what we are going through with our phesant population. To top it all off, I guess Iam having a hard time explaining it in a clear, consise manner, since Iam being drilled on it. Also, up here, phesants that you pay for on a game farm don't wear bands. Only the ones that are released back in the wild by the stae.
It's hard to pull 1 inch through 6 inches of material while doing "the dance", and looking skyward.