I have 5 hens and 1 Jersey Giant rooster (he's about 25" tall). The hens are getting pretty bald from Dusty "rooster" trying to mate with them all day and I want to divide my 20 foot coop with chicken wire or hardware cloth and have a side for the hens and a side for Dusty. If I do this will it drive my rooster crazy if he is unable to have contact with his girls?
I also plan to add 3 more feet to the coop and give Dusty 10 feet and the girls 13 feet. The coop is currently 5 feet deep and 8 feet tall. By doing this will he also have enough room? Unfortunately I can't keep them out all day due to preditors and an unfenced property. So unless I am home they will be in the coop. Fortunately there are lots of perches for them to get away from the Boy but it's still not enough. He has his favorites.
Edited by thechickenmama - 9/22/10 at 11:12am