Big Coop or individual pens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Animallover606, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    I get a coop for my birthday [​IMG] but I need to know if I should have indidual breeding pens or just one big coop. I have these to show and for looks and because I like them.......... so what do you think would be best? Have one big coop and then a few weeks before the fair put them in them in their own cages or something else? Thanks [​IMG]
  2. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chirping

    Mar 7, 2011
    Preston County WV
    if you are planing on hatching separate them if you are not just 1 big coop
  3. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    If you are wanting to hatch some eggs I would personally go with breeding pens, but if not then one big coop would work to [​IMG]
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    One large coop sub divide into interior pens with separate runs coming off it outside. 1 building you lock up, maintain, and clean and heat.
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I have one big coop for laying hens, and seperate small coops and runs for my breeding stock. It works out really well.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: