Suggestions please for a separate coop/pen for a rooster

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Zoo, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 7 month old roo who is too randy to be in my smallish coop/pen with the three ladies. I want to build a tractor or something similar for him that we can keep in the larger run we have. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

    He currently is in a wire dog kennel that I can move to the garage at night (he also crows a lot) to protect him from predators (raccoons and opposums) and out to the patio during the day. I also let him out into the run at times so he can bathe and scratch around and hang out with the one girl who likes him.
     
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    we have 4 roos and 4 hens and had to seperate.. we just put an addition on the hen coop inside the run..it is smaller .. no nest boxes needed.

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  4. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should mention that it needs to be aesthetically pleasing since our yard is small and there's isn't any place we can put it where it won't be seen. Also, I can't add on to the existing coop since it's limited in space/area and landscaping.
     
  5. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used an old dog house and put it in a corner of the big run and only need wire on one side and a door on the front.
     
  6. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog house is a great idea - how is it with predators though? The run isn't secure from them.
     
  7. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to keep my roo seperate from my hens too , but for a diff. reason...well he can be mean at times, but well the hens tried to kill him so i dont trust them anymore. Right now i keep my roo in a dog crate at night and during the day he free ranges, he loves it, but i have to figure something out for winter
     
  8. The Zoo

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    My concern is when we're gone for a weekend or a week I don't want the woman who watches our house/animals to have to go into the kennel to change his food and water. He may not react well to her and I'm worried he will escape, hurt her, etc. I need a place where he can be safe, secure and a stranger can change his food and water.
     
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of a breeding/brooding pen set up that I saved from a thread a month or two ago.

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    I want to build some for broody hens and their chicks, but I think it would work for your roo too.
     
  10. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look perfect! Thank you!
     

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