Originally Posted by bamadude
Now to figure on enclosures for them. Im thinking of making 1 big coop/run and several small ones. During fall and winter Im thinking of letting all the females be seperated from males to give them a break from mating.
Have any of you had success with having a coop with only males (of different breeds)?
Do any of you give your hens a break?
I have, for two years I think? Put all extra males and growing out cockerels into my veggie garden pen.
It has a table coverd with a tarp for a coop.
With all of the males in there, they would not roost in the table, they would roost in two seperate clumps on twiggy bushes.
Anyway, it is a big area, about 16x24 and at the right times of year a veritable jungle of greenery.
You do need two feeders or the bottom guys do not get food.
As to my wind.....
nothing blew away or busted!!! I was so sure that the top edge of my main duck coop would catch the wind and rip right off... Or my little white tractor would blow away.
However, everything was fine, one edge of a small roof strip on the tiny white tractor flapped about in a very loud and annoying way, but never blew off.
That was it.
Oh..... One tree fell down, but it didn't bust anything... Neighbor chopped it up with a chain saw, kids hauled it off.