Two Seperate Coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Backyard Bob, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Backyard Bob

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently almost finished my laying hen coop. They will be free range. I am wanting some meat hens, so I can hatch some eggs for butchering. If I have to seperate coops, an teach each flock which one is there "home" can I free range two flocks without one brew of rooster breeding another?
     
  2. Backyard Bob

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *one breed of rooster breeding another breed of hen
     
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster will breed any hen he has a chance to...even a duck hen! You will have to keep them seperated by breed for at least 2 weeks before collecting setting eggs to make sure you get what you want. I would make pens on each coop and just alternate letting each group out.
     
  4. Writingbug

    Writingbug Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious - maybe a dumb question - but can a duck and a rooster breed? Or is it like dogs who will mount anything?
     
  5. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, a duck and a rooster can not have any offspring at all. It's just the rooster being a dork.
     
  6. Backyard Bob

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thank you!
     

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