how much spacer per single rooster?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rookie Raiser, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered 7 chicks from a bantam variety pack and they only had straight runs. i am expecting to get at least a couple roos and would like to keep them, just not with the hens (one will probly go with hens). so i was wondering what you guys thought would be the best space for them. i was thinking about getting a 10 X 10 dog pen and depending on how many extra roos i get, sectioning off quarters at a time.

    for example- if i dont get any roos (which i doubt will happen) then i will just use the entire pen for the chickens, then if i get 1 roo i will spit it up into 1/4 and 3/4; 2 roos 1/2 and 1/2 then get another pen for other chicks; 3 1/4 each with 1/4 extra(maybe for storage); so on and so on.

    also, what should i do for coops for any extra roos (keep in mind they are bantams)


    any opinions? (tell me if non of that made sense lol)


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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They might do OK all living together if the females aren't close by, so they don't get their competitiveness stirred up.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, flockwatcher has a point, we have a banty roo coop.. it has a pair(from a SR, raised together) they get on.. they don't have girls the coop is small, some cheapy pre-built BUT they are silkies so small birds.. the run i did quite plentiful.. probably 8ft wide by 12ft long(i'd have to measure), it surrounds this coop/mini run combo, i wanted to ensure they had plenty of space as they don't free range.
     
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