- May 5, 2019
I was hoping someone might be willing to give me some advise on best way to set up housing for my flock. I would like to be able to keep 4-6 different breeds with the thought of possibly selling hatching eggs for some of them. I am new to chickens and not sure if I understand pecking order dos and don'ts. Could i in theory. House roos seperate from hens and then just pull out the hens and rooster that I would like to breed and pen separately for a few hours then return to normal run/coop? Is this likely to cause too much stress on any particular gender? Obviously depending on breed and egg color there would be issues of knowing whose egg is whose. Do i just need to commit to manage separate flocks for each breed or is there a way to commingle?