Anyone use tarped enclosures for their breeding trios and show birds?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JoJo 95, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If so can you describe and show pictures?
     
  2. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you have in mind?

    For any enclosure you need:
    Predator control
    ventilation
    Accesability
    Some weather proofing of course (hence the tarp)

    I have seen (no photo's) of PVC and tarp inclosure's for larger flocks. The perimeter was guarded by a decent fence and a good dog, keeping the chickens in is very easy its keeping everything else at bay that is the issue.
     
  3. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted something simple to keep my breeders in so I could sale purebred chicks. But it would be to hard to make that many wooden coops because I plan on raising 20-25 different breeds.
     
  4. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?..........
     
  5. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put hoop houses in the search bar!
    Great info on that thread!
     
  7. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's not exactly what I was looking for.
     
  8. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I couldnt help!
     
  9. JoJo 95

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    thanks anyway. If you find something smaller and more rectangular though, let me know.
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:You might want to rethink how many different breeds you want to focus on. I've got 10 different breeding pens for 8 different different breeds or color varieties. That is down from 10 different breeds I did have. I can't imagine trying to do that many different breeds. What I've got is too many some days.
     

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