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Thanks Monguire, I appreciate the feedback.
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That's a different situation, did you order a straight run batch?

 

The cockerels will mature before the pullets, and can cause much stress, chaos and even injury.

You want to have a plan in place for what to do with the males as they grow and when they mature.

A separate enclosure, or wire dogs crates, are a very good thing to have when raising chickens.

No, not a straight run.

 Rhode Island Reds day olds are hard to sex (apparently) .

 they could only give my 80% accuracy...so im anticipating  1 or 2 .

I wouldnt mind 1 . i do have 11 acres, farely nice size coop (at least 200 SQ feet) with 10 nesting beds and lots of perches.

Plan to free range as much as possible .

 also inherited a nice cattle barn, although its a oldie, its a googdie.

theres a nice big room inside that they used for goats, and also another big room they used for rabbits, complete  with rabbit cages.

 its a fixer upper but the place was a steal.. and its sound ... so theres lots of room to call a time out, until i know what to do ......

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

That's a different situation, did you order a straight run batch?

 

The cockerels will mature before the pullets, and can cause much stress, chaos and even injury.

You want to have a plan in place for what to do with the males as they grow and when they mature.

A separate enclosure, or wire dogs crates, are a very good thing to have when raising chickens.

No, not a straight run.

 Rhode Island Reds day olds are hard to sex (apparently) .

 they could only give my 80% accuracy...so im anticipating  1 or 2 .

I wouldnt mind 1 . i do have 11 acres, farely nice size coop (at least 200 SQ feet) with 10 nesting beds and lots of perches.

Plan to free range as much as possible .

 also inherited a nice cattle barn, although its a oldie, its a googdie.

theres a nice big room inside that they used for goats, and also another big room they used for rabbits, complete  with rabbit cages.

 its a fixer upper but the place was a steal.. and its sound ... so theres lots of room to call a time out, until i know what to do ......

That sounds great!  Flexibility and options in housing will fare you well.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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