cage/pen size for roosters

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dunkard_trapper, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. dunkard_trapper

    dunkard_trapper New Egg

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    May 8, 2010
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    I'm in the process of designing my coop it will be 12x12 with the front 4 or 3 feet separated form the rest of the room so the actual coop will be 12x8 or 12x9. The separated area will be for storage and have cages for the roosters. I'll be raising multiple breeds (wyandottes and RIR) and want some control over who mates with who and when. I'd like to know what size the cages should be for the roosters. I plan on stacking them and was originally going to go with 3 foot of depth and either 3 or 4 foot of width depending on the final size of the coop and 2 foot of height but would like to go with 1.5 foot of height instead so I can get 5 cages high if need be. will this size create problems? Could I go any smaller? On the other side of the storage area I'd like to have a pen for a broody hen to raise her chicks. would 4x4 2 foot high work for a single hen and her young until the chicks are big enough to be introduced to the flock. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also if any one has a set up similar to this chime in and tell what you like or dislike about this setup. I'm itching to break ground and get started
     
  2. dunkard_trapper

    dunkard_trapper New Egg

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    May 8, 2010
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    anybody have any advice for me
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd give them at least 4x4x2 tall but maybe someone in the breeding or showing business may know more
     

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