Roos and hens living together?!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tpantali, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tpantali

    tpantali Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I am purchasing a home and getting ready to move. I will need to build another coop and am wondering if I need to make space to keep the hens and the soon to be arriving rooster in separate areas. Thanks for your ideas [​IMG]
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do just fine all together. [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They should be ok but they must be married first. Hens & Roos living in sin? What's
    next, cats & dogs?

    Just keep the ratio correct. 1 roo for 10 hens or something close to that.
    Polygamy is legal and morally acceptable for chickens in all states except
    North Dakota.
     
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  4. sara

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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1 rooster to the hen house or you will have trouble.
     
  6. tpantali

    tpantali Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I love it!! [​IMG]

    It is so wonderful to get a good laugh!!
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I love it!! [​IMG]

    It is so wonderful to get a good laugh!!

    My pleasure to make you smile. I hope you were helped with your
    original question. [​IMG]

    You worded your topic so perfectly. [​IMG]
     
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  8. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you implying we might be overly conservative? [​IMG]
     
  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Are you implying we might be overly conservative? [​IMG]

    If I was it would be a compliment. [​IMG]

    I had to reach up far to pull out North Dakota. I'm not even sure if it is a blue or red
    state. Sounded believable.

    Hey, I just thought of something. Mix blue & red & you get PURPLE!! [​IMG]

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