Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Something like this Wing?
Central coop with a pop door into each run section. Man gate into each run section. Pick any wall without a pop door to put a man door into the coop.
kinda what I had in mind
Originally Posted by beaglady
Originally Posted by wingstone
here's the question,,, Do you think the movable electric fences would be enough for predator proof.......raccoon, fox are my main ones....they would certainly be the easiest to move....I do not want to have to move a coop type structure,,, I am really bad at driving the tractor,,, and do not want to rely on hubby to do it.
something like this only square and less seperate spaces.
It would kind of work. The downside of an immovable coop is that it is a different management method than people who pay the big bucks for pastured birds want to give their big bucks for. Fresh grass is an important part of attracting the customers who are willing to pay. The area near the coop would be bare dirt soon enough.
One option is to do what is called 'day range', where you have a lightweight coop (like the cattle panel hoop coop I sent you) inside a large circle of the netting. The whole setup, including the coop, gets moved to fresh ground once a week or so. This is how I raise my meat birds most of the time. If you prevent your DH from overbuilding the hoop coop with pressure treated 2x6's like mine did, you can move it yourself using a hand truck.
I have the movable electric netting, and it does do a good job with predators, as long as you help the birds to go in at night. My worst losses have been to owls, when I didn't get them inside til after dark.
I can only have the area in between the equipment shed and the road, right by the bottom driveway (hope that made sense)...I could plant pasture in there but would need to section it off and only allow them in small areas at a time.....kind of means the coop has to be stationary Posted by beaglady
we have the room for it and some of the equipment, even have the hot water tank to hook up, problem is hubby will not put anymore money into a property that still belongs to his dad....
Originally Posted by roseschickies
I made it past the offering of Chicks, and Chickens... SHHHhheewwww..
the BF will Kill me, course he is getting a duck!!
ok who had the ones in Harrisburg, I need to go that way, andyone looking to trade or whatcha got!!!
you sure do make ever trip worthwhile
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
wing for the life of me I cant find that coop I wanted to show you! argggg
that's ok, I will go look in your chicken file,,,, that is always fun by itself.