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New Chicken Train

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Just joined the group and wanted to show off our new Chicken Train we built yesterday.  We are just getting back into the chicken business after being out of it for 5yrs or so.  1st time dealing with meat chickens and read that their diet pattern needs to be different then the layers, so we built this train for them to stay in.  We watched several videos online on different ideas and such and went with this one.  2x6 frame and 3/4" PVC for the hoops.  Not to shabby for a Sunday afternoon build and it houses our kids just fine.  LOL!!!  We put our chicks in it to see how they did and they seemed to like it just fine.  Will become their full time home once it gets alittle bit warmer for them.  Enjoy!

 

 

post #2 of 4
Very nice!
Except the chicken wire is on the wrong side!

Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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Originally Posted by I Love Layers View Post

Very nice!
Except the chicken wire is on the wrong side!

Ditto.

Also, chicken wire is meant to keep chickens in, not predators out. Are you planning o lock them somewhere safe at night? A raccoon could breach that run in a matter of minutes.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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We used it for daytime only until today. They were going back inside the barn at night.
We finished adding the other wire today and they're in their new home.






Edited by newkfarm - 3/26/17 at 10:09am
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