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??





    Ryan
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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

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    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
    Ryan,

    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

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    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

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    What absolutely beautiful birds!
     

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