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More than one coop in a run? Problems?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by savannah4fun, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. savannah4fun

    savannah4fun Just Hatched

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    Does anyone know if more than one coop in a run creates problems. I was considering for a flock of twenty doing two smaller coops, one at each end of the runs. Has one done his before? Would this create any issues?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It can work, but you may end up with too many birds in a too small coop.
    They are flock animals and like to stick together.
    Can depend on your climate and your goals.

    More info needed.
     
  3. savannah4fun

    savannah4fun Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the quick reply Flock Master! I live in Las Vegas and am in the process of designing a new coop. I was thinking about dividing the roosting and laying areas up for looks and air circulation. I am new to chickens and thought that it might allow a place for the hen that are at the bottom of the pecking order to have a place to go roost comfortably.
     

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