Why were these chickens housed this way?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clarkestep, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    N Metro Atlanta
    Okay, so DH and I were in Elijay, Ga last week and I saw the craziest set up. It was these individual blue, upside down, pail-like coops placed in rows out in a field. From the road passing by, it looked like there was a rooster/hen chained to each coop. Is this a style of chicken raising? Why would they house them that way?
    Are those 'free ranging-like' birds?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Sounds like a gamebird farm.
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Housed like that, it is probably all roosters, being raised for bad things by horrible people.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I'm trying to stay within the rules, so you'll have to sum it up for yourself, but I'd bet that way more than half of those birds were rooster, and all game birds. [​IMG]
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its game roosters most likely for fighting but not always. They pen each roo out by its self with a shelter. They clam that they will kill each other if they get a chance but I think that staking them like that creates that behavior. My game roos live together fine an there sibling at another farm that are staked out hate each other. It turns on territorial behavior an never gives them a chance to learn to be submissive to another roo. My 2 cents
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    yes they were gamecocks, these must be seperated as they would hurt each other. Not all gamecocks are used for fighting, but for show.

    Just check out the fairs, you will see many games even bantams
  7. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    N Metro Atlanta
    Oh those poor birds. My neighbor has modern game cocks and they live fine with eachother. Thanks for the responses.
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That is sad. I can understand how you would question the set up - I would too. Must have looked strange....
  9. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    It's probably the only way you can raise a bunch of roosters together without fighting.They are on tie cords not chains (like people keep dogs),with a 7'tie cord it gives the rooster plenty of area for himself and can be moved often,very easy.It is much healthier than a small square pen that they pace side to side in.
    Anybody who has had chickens very long knows roosters will fight,they aren't trained to,they have been doing it in the jungles 1000's of years before we domesticated them.People hear the word "game" and assume that they are for fighting.[​IMG]
    Look at the posts everyday and you'll see where people are having problems with roo's fighting.Tie cords would prevent this and give an owner a chance to raise more than one rooster on his property.Just be careful with the rubber ones,bunny rabbits like to chew on them at night and let your roosters loose. Will
  10. psrumors

    psrumors Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Was this between Fairmount and Jasper on hwy 53? This peason has 50 or 60 out like this.
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