One coop or more than one coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dapper, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. dapper

    dapper In the Brooder

    Sep 27, 2007
    Maryville, TN
    I am planning on getting like 4 of each of the following chicks.

    and either RIR or Australorps

    I may get one Roo of each and try and breed them. Should I build a 4x4 coop for each set of hens or just one big coop?

    If I decide to breed would I need like a breeding pen?

    If I go with one pen do I need to keep each roo in his own pen or let them stay with the hens?
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    if u want to beed true you need to have a coop for every breed.
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Quote:If you put them all together in one pen, you will certainly have fighting among that many roos, even if it is a really large area. Also, as S n M says, you won't get pure offspring. If you had separate pens for each breed, the roos could live with the girls as long as they weren't too aggressive (since you only plan on 4 hens, an aggressive roo might really wear them out).
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    you can have them together in the begining to make things easier but separate by 6 months!

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