Building new coops on Friday I have some Q's

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Ok I me and my dad have decided to build some new coops for my Rosecombs... I have finally decided a breed that I want to improve and spend my time and money on.. YAY!!! I am going to be selling most of my other birds.... I am going to concentrate on my Blue Red, BBRed, Golden Duckwing, Blue, Black, and Splash Rosecombs.... NOW back with the subject... I have a some Questions

    1) Is 6' by 6' by6' big enouph for 5 Rosecomb Bantams

    2) Is 1 rooster good enouph for 4 hens??

    woops how did those get there [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My breeding cages are 5 by 9 an 5 foot tall chicken tractors an they seem happy with 6 nonbantems.

    He can handle 4 easy, even twice that.
  3. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hope Mills, NC
    Yeah 6x6 is 36 and I'd give the birds 5 foot each since they will be breeders so that works nicely. [​IMG]I have NO idea how those pics got there. 1 roo is enough.
  4. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY

    A 6' x 6' x 6' Coop with a covered run of 6' x 8' x 6' is more than adequate for the bantams. As has already been noted 1 rooster for 4-5 hens is more than adequate, you might want to up the hen count a bit so that he is not riding the same hens to much to about 8 hens.
  5. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck ryan! your birds are awesome! [​IMG]
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    4 sq ft per bird is adequate for standard size chickens so if you wanted you should be able to up the number of bantams you have without any problem. I agree that you might want to increase the hen to rooster ration and watch them. Even with more hens he might have a favorite that will start to get to beat up looking. When that starts to happen take her out for awhile. Also you have some beautiful birds.
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    What absolutely beautiful birds!

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