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    Lordofchickens 86 Songster

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    I Am about to build 2 breeding pens to house 1 roo and 3 to4 hens at a time.just would like suggestion on it and ask if 5 by8 is big enough to house for a few weeks when breeding.[​IMG]
     

  2. chickendales

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    Quote:that should be just fine
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    I just built a split hexagon bldg for breeding with 5 units in it.
    Use standard requirements for figuring minimum Sq. Ft..
    But I would plan on building so the roo can be housed with one hen at a time. If they've been with other roos, quarantine a couple weeks before going with your parent roo. Use leg bands, weigh each hen, keep good records even egg weight.
     
  4. Lordofchickens 86

    Lordofchickens 86 Songster

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    they all live in one cage. i have 3 rooster and i working on three breeds. i just want to make sure the father is who i want it to be
     

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