My new coop is done but now what

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Noah, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    The coop is completed but how do I go about putting the rooster and the hen in it?
    Do I put one in first or two at the same time?
    Who should go in first?
  2. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    put em all in there at the same time they will be fine how old are they?
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    are they together now? If so both...unless there has been a problem with the 2 fighting, I would put them both in anyway. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  4. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    The rooster is two and the hen is approx. the same age. (maybe a bit younger)
    They have not been in the same coop yet, so they don't really know each other.
    The new coop is much larger and there is only the two of them.
  5. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Otley, Leeds, England
    Both at the same time, but keep an eye out for any problems [​IMG]
  6. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Is there such a thing as a complete coop? [​IMG]

    One hen for one rooster is going to be rough on the hen. Rooster to Hen ratio should be 1-10.
  7. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    I guess there is no such thing as a complete coop.
    I am just so excited to have something so much nicer for them.

    I was having a difficult time finding hens and only have the one.
    I was hoping I could put the two of them in together and continue looking for more hens.
    The chicken is going to go stir crazy inside my husbands shed.
    I didn't put the hen in to the old coop with the rooster as the whole set up was just backwards and if I fight broke out, it is a huge ordeal to deal with a mess of a coop.
    Seriously, the old coop is dreadful.
  8. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Mount Vernon, Mo
    What area are you in, surely someone has some hens for sale? do you need Large fowl or bantams? Are you wanting a specific breed?
    Have you tried asking on your State thread here on BYC, or have you posted in the Want to Buy section?
    Have you advertised on your local Craigs list?
  9. Noah

    Noah Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010

    I found some on Kijiji.
    They are called redstars.
    I'm hoping to get some more girls tomorrow.

    There are lot's of chicks where I am but not confirmed hens.
    After the rooster fiasco, I'm not doing that again.[​IMG]
  10. effie

    effie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    West(by god) Virginia
    throw them some treats when you put them together--that will keep them busy for a while and let them get used to each other.

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