1. lil'chickies

    lil'chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    West Texas
    How big do you make breeding pens usually? What about for separating the roosters? Does anyone have pics of these?
  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no past experience, only months and months of reading & research.

    This year, our first year of breeding purposefully, all chickens will have in excess of 10sf per bird in each of our 3 breeding pens.

    The roosters will need to be pulled out from time to time to give the ladies a break and they will live in a temporary shelter made of rebar stakes or driveway marker posts & chicken wire, in other words little round pens in the shade, weather permitting with no roofs. SO if the weather goes bad, he'll have to move back in with the ladies until the skies clear.

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