housing different size chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AtRendeAcres, May 24, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Not sure exactly were to post!

    We will be brooding 2 bantam Silkies (2lb each), 6 Americanas (4 lb each), 5 silver laced Wyandotte’s (6lb each)- by end of week!

    by the time they are grown they will be all different weights (((does this matter?)))

    we are building a shed into coop this weekend putting new roof on!

    would the height of nesting boxes, perches or were does a dusting box go (and do you leave it always full?)
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Hi. I have bantams, and standard together. They all use same nest boxes {in fact they all favor the one in the dark corner} and roosts. I have a ramp up to my nest boxes but they can fly up to them if that is what you have. I have one roost @ 3 ft. high and one 5 ft. high. They all sleep on the top one, but use the lower to get there. I don't have a dusting box as mine dust outside in the dirt. But I would leave it in there for them all the time unless you don't have room for it.
  3. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    We also have Silkies (medium), Aruacanas, Brahmas (real big), Partridge Rocks (big), Gldn Lc Wyndts, Blk Australorps (big), Buff Orpingtons (real big), Mille fleur d'ucclas (itty bittys), Japenese Cochins, Red Stars, and Golden Comets all in the same coop [​IMG]. They all love each other and share everything the same (nest boxes, roost bars, food and babies!). They've all been together for about 4 years and we've added small and big chickens throughout that time also.
    Amy J.
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    thank you for sharing your experiences!

    and for the roost and nesting info too!

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