Best way to seperate breeds?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by catsmithpuddin, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. catsmithpuddin

    catsmithpuddin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I am at max capacity in the coop and run as it is. 9 birds for 100 sq foot. (ok maybe I could get one more) But the problem is I have 3 ducklings, 4 sexlink, 2 cochin, 3 old english bantums, and 2 mystery white bitties in the brooder. I know I know, we got happy with the bitties........

    We are wanting to divide the cochins, old english, the buff orps (which we don't even have yet LOL) and the RIRs to start breeding. I am looking for how you do multiple pens on the cheap and effecent.

    My thoughts have gone from something like dog runs to bigger tractors. I am pretty good at scrounging cheap or free stuff but need a plan.

    How do you do yours?



    BTW I am not scared of ghetto/old school white trash setups. Open to all ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. toby1959

    toby1959 Out Of The Brooder

    Look into the hoop house designs on Plamondon's site. I have 4 of them. They are cheap to build and easy to move. I am getting ready to use a larger one for farrowing pigs.
     
  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the dog pen chain link idea.. If you have one or can snag one cheap I think it would be a great option..

    If your wanting to build one, I saw this post & loved the one pictured!! If you could get the material collected cheap, I would go for something simular to it [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=274821
     

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