- Aug 8, 2013
I have 12 adult chickens currently 2 roosters and 4 or 5 of the hens are bantams of some sort. I let a broody hatch a clutch of eggs and now have 4 more chicks( sex unknown at this point) my coop is definitely getting cramped. I want to build another coop in the yard, and will the chickens naturally separate themselves or will I have to force it. And if force is necessary what is the best way to do it. The yard I keep them fenced in is very large probably 1/4 of an acre....any thoughts or suggestions? My current coop could possibly be added on to, but my husband custom built it on top of an old unused cement water trough so the design would be difficult. I attached a pic of the current house.