Chickens in the new coop (Already!) (lotsa pics)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by clay, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. clay

    clay Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been building a coop for our babies (now a couple of weeks old) and found someone nearby on craigslist giving away some chickens. Long story short, I got the coop finished and now have two roos, two hens, and two ducks (who think they're chickens). Now, can someone give me some advice on integrating the little ones in with this flock ?(when they are big enough, of course, and when will that be?)


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    Lower left door opens independantly of top. Blocks are for little kids to stand on.

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    Two-second exposure to try and capture the eerie red glow.

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    The hens took right to the roost.

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    Roos and ducks seem to like hanging out on the floor together.

    -Clay
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats a great coop....but i hope you can find a few more hens. 2 roos to 2 hens might be too many roos.
     
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    That looks very nice and comfy! I bet they love thier new digs!
     
  4. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    do the roo's mate with the ducks?do they fight?
     
  5. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome job on the coop. Can I move in?[​IMG]
     
  6. clay

    clay Out Of The Brooder

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    Too many roos . . . I think so. The hens are missing most of their back feathers. And the roos do mate with the poor ducks, but at least they don't fight. Actually, the roos and ducks sleep huddled together. Plus, of our eight babies, six are "straight run", so there are probably more roos in there. Do you think someone might take a couple of the roos off our hands at a bird swap?

    -Clay
     
  7. jlbpooh

    jlbpooh Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 roos and 2 hens and haven't had any problems with them fighting, they were raised together though. My hens are not missing any feathers either. I also have 3 guinea cocks and 4 guinea hens. The alpha guinea cock creates more of a problem with dominance issues than anyone else. I also have 15 2-week old pullets and 4 straight run chicks, so there will plenty to go around when all the new ones mature.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008

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