Followup ? about 2 Roosters.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dmangum, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. dmangum

    dmangum Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 hens and 2 roosters in a 6x12 ft run. I let them free range (all the room they could want) for about 2 or more hours a day.
    Can I just let the roosters free range until this winter and put the hens up each time?
    There is plenty of trees and boxwoods for safety at night.
    Any input is welcome!
     
  2. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, why don't you want the roosters to stay with their hens? That's what they would prefer to do.
     
  3. dmangum

    dmangum Out Of The Brooder

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    All I have heard is that if you keep your roos with the hens in the same run of this size it will stress them. Also the hens will start having bald patches from the constant "attention". Is my run of adequate size? Have I been giving bad info? Any opinions please.
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  4. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the coop attached to the run?
     
  5. dmangum

    dmangum Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is 4ftx6ftx5ft high, the run is 6ftx12ftx5ft high.
     

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