Where do I put my rooster at night?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Warfrost, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Warfrost

    Warfrost Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    Ok...really stupid question-my apologies! I'm a total chicken noob!

    Where do I bunk a rooster? Do they go in the henhouse with the ladies, or does he stay outside and rest where he feels like it? I have an older, medium-small dogloo that I could let him use- but I have no idea about what they like.
  2. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    I don't have a rooster, but from what I read, he goes in with his ladies to roost.
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    he can and should stay with girls.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I agree. He will do his darndest to protect your hens, night or day.
    ETA: Actually my rooster stands at the door to the coop and doesn't go in at night until all the hens have.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  5. RabbitRabbit

    RabbitRabbit New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    Bujumbura, Burundi
    Quote:My husband and I were wondering the same thing! We're totally new to this as well. Thanks for asking.

  6. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    My rooster stays with the hens. He takes care of them day and night. He's a good boy.
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I agree with all-my roo will sleep infront of the door-1/2 in 1/2 out...I think though I m going to put a door there-because its been 4:30 in the am when he starts crowing! When hes inside though its very muffled--so a door will be going on...its for their own good with predators anyway-
  8. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    My roo sleeps with his ladies [​IMG]
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Warfrost, [​IMG]

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