Question for breeders

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by southernsibe, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Songster

    Jun 15, 2007
    kensington, maryland
    For those of you that breed and keep multiple roosters, what methods do you use to keep them separate and happy? I have four frizzle bantams that I really would like to keep for breeding. However, with spring getting warmer, they are not getting along as well as they did, and one in particular looks just awful. He is the one that actually has the frizzled feathers! How do you keep the boys happy and keep them safe from each other?
    Thanks in advance,
  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Each rooster and his hens have their own pen. They take turns going out to forage. Roosters with no hens but have possibilities for future breeding are kept in large individual cages and get out when the others are all in. Single roos usually get along together while out grazing:cool:, my banties do anyway.

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