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Good morning everyone! Anyone have some advice on what is the best, albeit cost efficient, way/method to build multiple coops/run for different breeds of chickens to keep them separate. I have a large coop and run for my first mixed breeds flock and a chicken tractor that can hold 4 adult chickens. Need to build at least 2 more coops that can hold 4-6 along with runs. Thanks in advance! I welcome all advice/suggestions
Gmornin! Ima get some good pics up today, sorry its takin so long! To keep costs low, i recycled pallet wood for my coops. Theres always free wood on the free sectionnof craigslist, and that helps Alot! Then i scored cheap chainlink from CL... Be creative! You Can save those start up costs
Hahaha!! Chicken math... Hatchling fever is even worse beware!
Yes mame(?) they are indeed very difficult.
Lol let the fever take over...
I have to go count! I just got home, made a new cotact today. I feel like its pretty solid, hes got alot of property and he raises all sorts a critters... He wants some of my green egg chicks
Ms Pam: i call them that because its totally not an olive color and i thought the 'easter' term descibed the cross bred pinks and blues? Am i wrong in that?
(Last count was 35!) 9 Bresse, my nrowns an greens mixed up and Both isbars )
Mire, cost efficient is hard to maintain when trying to predator proof a coop system. How pred proof do you want it? What's your budget to build?
When/if I build my next coop I'm thinking it will be similar to this style with the shed roof.http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/740721/how-do-yall-set-up-your-breeding-pens#post_10376517
It can be sectioned off to different dimensions. I plan to use something like this for a second coop and have a section for growing out and 3-4 breeding pens. The runs would accommodate each section according to the number of birds per section. If I built something like this it would be more pred proof than what's in the photos.
Probably a metal skirt like I have here. It is 14" below ground level.
This is before it was sectioned off and the run was built.
The metal skirt. The windows and doors were used second hand from a home remodel.
Not sure I'd use the metal on the sides like Kuntry girl has, probably treated plywood and it would have to have windows for more ventilation especially if in full sun during the summer. The birds would need a place to find shade somewhere if not in the coop. At least in my view.
Kuntry girl's would be a bit cheaper and easier to build than my coop.
Edited by Cody A - 10/29/15 at 1:14pm
My second coop thought it was too big. Built the four plex after this one. Then bought a kit on sale with a planter top after that. My chickens go in their coops at night and I lock the door. All openings have hardware cloth in summer and windows in winter. Pam.
Hey Pam, got my Azure order today. I asked the driver about rooster delivery. She said the truck is kept at 34 degrees in the trailer. I don't think it would be a good idea to try shipping him
He'd have icicles hanging of his wattles by the time he arrived in Ruston.
I've started a Barbezieux thread if you want to join the discussion sometime.
Thank ya ma'am! I'll have to look into them as well. That is if my wife will allow me to get any more right now.......HAHA