How Should I House 100 Roosters!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Papaw-John, May 16, 2018.

  1. Papaw-John

    Papaw-John Chirping

    Apr 16, 2018
    Buna, Texas
    I have 100 rooster chicks being delivered in about a month. I am having a hard time deciding how to house them. I will brooder them in my coop that has a floor. My first thought was to make a temporary coop in a section of my barn. But I felt it would be too messy. Then I thought about making a coop I could drag around with my tractor. Then I thought about making several smaller low profile chicken tractors. Now, I am thinking about fencing off a big, long run (size and location where I want to plant grape vine, berry bushes and like plants).
    I could run electrick wire around the outside low to prevent predictors and build a temporary coop inside.
    I am leaning toward the last idea, but I was leaning towards each one listed at one time.
    Well? :wee
  2. TheYLWFlock

    TheYLWFlock Songster

    Apr 18, 2018
    Kelowna, BC
    Not sure how to help with the housing, but just wondering... what are all the roosters for? Meat?

    Sorry I just had to ask, usually people don’t want any roosters, but here you are getting 100!
  3. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

    Jan 14, 2017
    Off topic... what are you ordering 100 roosters for? Not that it's my business but I'm curious.
  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
    And I thought two roosters was bad!!!
  5. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

    Jan 14, 2017
    Tell me about it. My two keep me on my toes...can't imagine.
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    For that many roosters ordered, you must be getting ready for lot's of Barbecues!
  7. We just free ranged our 300 roosters and let them decide where they wanted to roost. :confused: It was too many for one coop at the time

    But if you're getting them for meat, obviously you wouldn't want to do that. In my opinion, those chicken tractors seem more convenient. Then you can move them wherever you feel convenient at the time. Of course you can do whatever you want!
  8. KettermanHillCoop

    KettermanHillCoop Crowing

    Oct 23, 2017
    100 roosters??? That's going to be an epic serenade! No way you'll ever oversleep! Lol
    Ohmyheart, Mimi’s 13, Ptera and 5 others like this.
  9. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
    My silly roo Dexter doesn't crow much during the day. He crows at 2 in the morning! He is the only one that does that. Lol
  10. Duckstail

    Duckstail Songster

    Apr 17, 2018
    You didn't see that movie about the guy who had 100 roosters and was sued from his neighbors? Kind of boring but kind of interesting movie it was on Amazon Prime.

    Can you record it for us though? That be pretty cool to see!

    In the movie it showed that the people hired an investigator to see how many times the rooster's would Crow throughout the day and a hundred roosters with Crow 20,000 times.

    I hope you bought some good earmuffs for your neighbors and yourself!!

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