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How much head room for a cockeral?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jessie_Jazz, May 15, 2011.

  1. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 new chickens that I want to introduce to my existing flock of 3 soon. I am almost certain that one of them is a cockeral. As it is I am in two minds about whether or not I will keep him. If I do; how much head room does he need in the run?

    My run is only 3 ft tall which seems fine for my girlies. Does a boy need any extra head room, or any other considerations?

    I still haven't decided what do do with him, I know it would be more economical to eat him (I am a veggie but my husband eats meat) but I don't know if I would be able to.... help me make the right choice!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    That should be fine, unless he is one of the few unusually-giant-tall breeds [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. Jessie_Jazz

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    He is a wyandotte, hopefully gold laced. As long as he is friendly and 3ft is enough room for him I think I will keep him. I would LOVE to hatch out some eggs. Not that I am getting ahead of myself......
     

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