can i have my pairs in the same coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by katchley7595, May 15, 2011.

  1. katchley7595

    katchley7595 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 3 amer hens and 1 roo a muran roo and 1 hen (would like more ) now they are seperated can i keep them in same pen also have 2 white silkies hens a black silkie roo and one that looks like bigbird but shes black. i have enough coops but will they stay in flock or will dom roo take over
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to keep them all in separate housing. There are not enough hens to keep all those roosters from fighting each other.
     
  3. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The general rule seems to be no more than 1 rooster to every 10 hens. Even if the roosters get along, there's a chance that that few hens would wind up getting stressed out by so many roosters wanting to get all lovey with them.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I think you'd be okay with two roosters in the same coop. I have around 20+ roosters all in the same pen.

    ~Aspen
     

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