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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chris deiss, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. chris deiss

    chris deiss In the Brooder

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    Hi my name is chris. Started raising chickens in june when one of the kids brought one home from school on the last day. Then we got one from the neighbor because the chick was lonely . The first was a rhode island hen the second aplymouth rock banty that just crowed.we built a nice coop and pen and ordered 11 more chics and got another rooster it turns out. This ones a special black then a hawk got 9 of our chics in 2 days.there are 2 nesting pairs next door and we didn't net the top of the yard didn't even think of it.we neted the yard and ordered 11 more chics and endednup with another rooster this ones an ancona I have a pretty mixed flock .1 banty rooster 3 banty hens .1 ancona rooster 3 ancona hens 1special black and 6 more standard hens of different breeds can I keep them all in the same coop or am I in trouble
     

  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    [​IMG] imho 3 in a coop will be too many at maturity... you might get away with it with free range, but even that is iffy. [​IMG]
    1 roo to 10-12 hens is always best. [​IMG]
    Good luck with your birds and [​IMG]
     
  3. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Songster

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    I have 4 roos and 9 hens and not much crowing, fighting, or bald backs! [​IMG]
     

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