cockrel/cockbird pen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by omegorchards, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. omegorchards

    omegorchards Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have decided that I want to keep my males separated from females except during breeding season. The males are really hard on the females, especially their "favorites". The favorite females end up loosing alot of feathers, even with saddles.

    My question: Can anyone make any suggestions for keeping 5-10 males in the same coop. There would be no females in the coop, but they would be nearby. And for those people freaking out, my coop building is 12x16 feet and the run is 8x32 feet. So space isnt an issue.
     
  2. FarmTillURdead

    FarmTillURdead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use to keep the roosters I was going to slaughter in a pen together until I got through them. They didn't fight much but there was the occasional "prison rape". You have a bunch more room - it might not be so bad in that case.
    I haven't tried it but clipping the toe nails or using a file might help.
     

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