Last spring, I told my husband he could not buy any chickens until he built them a house to live in. He came home with five little fuzzy black chicks anyway. And after some looking on the internet, we discovered that we had FOUR black Sex-Link Roosters and one hen. Seeing as how we want eggs and not meat, we promptly returned two of the males for the last two hen chicks at the farm store. That gave us three girls and two roos. The ideal ration is ten or twelve girls to one roo. This makes a happy roo and girls who don't get an overabundance of attention.