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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mcbudde, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. mcbudde

    mcbudde Hatching

    Dec 3, 2011
    A bantam rooster found its way into my chicken coop. We have no idea where he came from but it seems he is upsetting the henhouse, so to speak. Laying is off and the two roosters I have seem intimidated by him. I have put a found ad on Craigslist but no answers yet. He is a cute little guy but too big for his britches, I think. What should I do? I left him out when I closed up the rest in the coop tonite. He has places he can stay to be warm but aside from that, I am not sure how much to keep him out. Suggestions?

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    That's a tough question. For a rooster I have and can't part with, he lives in a 8x8 enclosed pen with a doghouse. He's happy.
    And if you do this, after you rehome the bantam, the pen and doghouse make a nice "hospital".

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