Coop Size Issue

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FlyingtheCoop, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. FlyingtheCoop

    FlyingtheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I have been trying to place two chickens (a Speckled Sussex and a Grey Japanese bantam) into new homes to make space but I have no takers. My DREAM pullets are coming tomorrow so I need the space. That said I have one OEGB that literally adores me. She will sleep in my lap for hours watching TV, using the computer, etc. Would it be crazy to have her in the house to sleep and then put her back out in the run during the day or will she be tormented by the others every morning that I put her back?
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert and dont want to sound like a smart a** but how big is your run and coup.
     
  3. FlyingtheCoop

    FlyingtheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is an ark style with an 8 sq upper level, 16 sq lower level, and like 145 sq of run.
     
  4. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do not think its crazy at all. there is a member on here who had a silkie who lived in her house and layed eggs in the dog bed. i do not remember how she came to live in the house but it may of been because she had mites or something when she got her so she kept her in the house. it will be more work and you may have more problems but i think its doable. i would put her back in the coop early in the morning so hopefully the other girls do not fully realize she is gone. how many chickens do you have again and do you free range?
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that big pen how may chickens do u have in it now and how many are u adding
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had chickens in the house to recoupe during illness.Only one was attacked when I added her back,but she was all swollen up like a penguin and I did it during the day.If you do it early am it might be ok,but darn they wake up early.

    I used to joke that all we needed was one chicken in the house(no flock) and we could have our fresh eggs.I even offered a hen to my friend,but she was worried the cats would harass it.
     
  7. FlyingtheCoop

    FlyingtheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess how many chickens I have would have been important information [​IMG]. I currently have a Japanese bantam, a D'Uccle, an OEGB, and a Sussex. I'm getting two Amerauacanas and and Olive Egger, each about 3 months old. I was trying to find new homes for one of the bantams and the Sussex, but it hasn't happened yet and my new three girls are coming today. So if nothing changes, the total in the space I have will be 3 bantams and 3 LF.
     
  8. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen that I brought in every night from about 5:30 till 9am the next day. Then put her out to range with the rest of the flock the rest of the time. No problems. Did it for a month while she was injured.

    I will say when I put her out I would also be serving up the treats for the day, not sure if that made a difference
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

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