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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jjakaus, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. jjakaus

    jjakaus In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    wyandotte, mi
    I am just starting this chicken journey. I have 6 chicks now in a brooder and am working on coops. I have several small ones that I am wanting to adapt. I was wondering, do I have to have only one coop or can I put several smaller ones in the run? Will the chickens work out where they want to sleep? I am hoping for all girls, getting rid of any roosters.


  2. ECBW

    ECBW Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    I am sure it will work and not harm the birds. They will sort it out their preference by themselves.

    Some folks have separate coops for sleeping, laying and food. It works fine because chickens are very adaptable. I am not in favor of that arrangement because the birds will need to get out when it is pouring or freezing out. Just my preference.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  3. suzeqf

    suzeqf Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    I have one coop for everything and mine free range during the day and have coop access all day and i keep their feeder in the coop to keep it out of the weather and to keep wild birds and other critters out of it and they have several places to get water outside.

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