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    How soon is too soon?

    I have four 11 week old buff Orpington pullets and one 8 month old EE Roo. I have had the Roo for about a month. They roost separately (Roo is in the barn and ladies in the coop) but they have all free ranged together up to this point. Today I saw him try to mate with one of the pullets so I...
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    Feeding a rooster and pullets

    I have 4 free Buff Orpington pullets who are 10 weeks old and an 8month old EE rooster. They all free range. What is the best way to ensure everyone is getting enough of the right type of feed? Starter crumbles and all flock pellets.
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    Establishing a new flock - The intro puzzle

    Thank you, that is helpful info
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    Establishing a new flock - The intro puzzle

    The Roo I’m pretty well committed too. He was raised as an accidental rooster by good friends of ours and is very loved. He’s a snuggler and takes good care of his ladies but they can’t have him where they are. Just trying to make integration go as smooth as possible. im going to move the...
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    Establishing a new flock - The intro puzzle

    Because I didn’t feel like I was ready for him yet, coop wasn’t finished etc. she separated him from his flock a week ago. Coop interior will have multiple perches at various heights. I’ve also decided to pass on the AUs for this year
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    Establishing a new flock - The intro puzzle

    I had been on the fence about about the AUs and these comments solidified. I will pass on them this year
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    Establishing a new flock - The intro puzzle

    Here are the players and the tools I have at my disposal 1) 7mo Easter egger roo. Currently at our friends farm, quarantined, awaiting the okay to come here. 2) 2 australorp hens, 8mo I was planing to purchase from a local man 3) 4 buff Orpington pullets, currently 7 weeks old. Raised from...
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    Coop size - how does verticals space factor in?

    Also, I will probably craft a secure run pretty soon. I’m too much of a worry wart to leave them out unattended
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    Coop size - how does verticals space factor in?

    Just added my location. Ohio, USA. I know floor entrance is not ideal but if I did do this it would be because I was expanding the floor space to 4x8. So, 4x4 with traditional door entry or 4x8 with floor entry. thanks for the reply!!!
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    Coop size - how does verticals space factor in?

    Here’s what I’ve got - 4 Buff Orpingtons growing like weeds. Would like to be able to add 1 or 2 more What I’m building - 4x8 shed style coop that is 2’ off the ground. Entire 4x8 run is covered by the structure above but interior floor space will only be 4x4 plus a 4’Lx18”W nesting box . Other...
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    Excited to learn from you all

    We love in central Ohio and just got our our first chicks a couple weeks ago
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