More than 1 rooster

Bogtown Chick

Chillin' with the herd
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
30
Reaction score
31
Points
42
Location
Northern midwest
Take a measure tape out there and go measure. You want AT LEAST 4 square feet per bird. My coop is 7 x 6. I can have 10.5 birds regular birds. Although I like lower numbers in the winter. Because that 4 square feet per bird gets mighty small after a week of frigid temps.
 

Mother Hen

Loving the herd life
Joined
May 9, 2017
Messages
533
Reaction score
378
Points
153
Location
Chesterfield, VA
I think I was told that the coop is 20×20, not sure though but there is plenty of room for all the hens seeing how they are only in there at night. They are Buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red so they aren't really big birds. We even let them free range in winter unless it is way too cold but with that many birds it stays warm in there.
 

aart

Loving the herd life
Joined
Jan 12, 2017
Messages
120
Reaction score
104
Points
143
Location
SW Michigan
Well, regardless of your stance on space and ventilation in the coop,
that's where the 2 new little boys might run into the most trouble.
The existing birds might tolerate them out on the range,
where they can get/stay away from the flock,
but going into the coop at night may be a way different story.
Hopefully they will be able to get in to find a safe place to sleep.
Best of cLuck!
 

Mother Hen

Loving the herd life
Joined
May 9, 2017
Messages
533
Reaction score
378
Points
153
Location
Chesterfield, VA
When the baby chicks (hens) joined the flock last year was worried about about the existing ones being mean to the new members once "lockdown or lock-in" took place but there was a couple older hens that maternal instincts kicked in and protected the younger ones. I'm kind of hoping that will be the case with these guys.
 
Top