Looking for ideas to separate rooster from hens but....

hayley3

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allow the hens the ability to go back and forth.
I'm not sure it's possible but he is pretty big and they are pretty small, so I thought if I made them a place to lay their eggs in private and a place to get away from him if they feel the need, everyone would be happy. They stay in a 10'x30' foot indoor run until I come home from work and then are let outside in the sun.
I just thought I'd ask before I started to plan in case someone else had managed that already. :)

Thanks,
Cheryl
 

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hayley3

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Thanks....
He is a gentle thing really..and that's the reason I want to keep him.
He hurts one chicken by trying to mate, I assume, and I just want to give her a way to escape him. Although I have never ever seen him be rough with her or any other chicken but I only have 3 chickens, but will be getting more, however they will have to grow up.
I did buy her a saddle which is in transit from Amazon at the moment.

I'm thinking of making a squeeze-through that only the chickens can get through or a round hole type deal that only they can fit through...Not sure which would be the best.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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A rooster will be driven to stay with his flock and can easily injure himself trying to get through a tight space. With the size space you have I see no need to try to restrict his movements, there is plenty of space for the hens to move away from him if they wish
 

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