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I have a smaller coop but a decent sized run, and I've been wanting a bantam rooster. My coop has just a little more room then recommend per bird and the run has plenty. Would I be OK adding one of these guys to my flock?
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How many hens do you have? The best is to have 8 or more hens per rooster smile.png
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I have 6 hmm.png and I'm also impulsive so I bought him. I hope this works out ok...
Edited by JFoos - 5/28/16 at 3:06pm
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6 should work ok.. especially since you have extra space
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:yesss:  Congratulations on your new rooster.  Hope all goes well.

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Thank you.
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I have a smaller coop but a decent sized run, and I've been wanting a bantam rooster. My coop has just a little more room then recommend per bird and the run has plenty. Would I be OK adding one of these guys to my flock?

Well..... maybe. Integrating a single bird can be problematic, especially if you are short on space in the coop.

How old is the cock/erel?  How old are the females?

Sometimes a mature and even tempered cockbird will move nicely into a flock with very little fuss.

A young cockerel(under a year old) could be a nightmare.

 

 

The 'rooster' to hen ratio of 1:10 that is often cited is primarily for fertility efficiency in commercial breeding facilities.

It doesn't mean that if a cockbird has 10 hens that he won't abuse or over mate them.

Many breeders keep pairs, trios, quads, etc

It all depends on the temperaments of the cock and hens and sometimes housing provided. 


Edited by aart - 5/29/16 at 5:47am

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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