breeding coop ideas

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Raven81, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im looking for some ideas for a breeding coop to keep 2 seperate lines housed in one. but could also have a divider that can be removed with external nestboxes ( preferred ) & big enough to have a removable brooder set up inside it. i will hopefully be housing a trio of dorkings & cochins.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  3. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have found one on the coop page that is similar to what im after, it is StrawberryHouseMouse's this is their page with pics https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=25815-hen-duplex this is the closest i have found so far, i would prob try to put a removable mesh panel in the middle so they can see each other but be separated so i know which eggs are which. i would also maybe make it a bit bigger.
     
  4. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so no ideas then. [​IMG]
     
  5. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why don't you try small chicken tractors ? Depending how many breeds you want. I've built s small chicken coop and now converting that into a portable coop with closed run for breeding or broody hens and such. Good luck
     
  7. Roostinridge

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    I do some of breeding with tractors seems to work fine really depends on how many birds your breeding and how many breeds. Tractors are probably the cheapest. As far as having a wire or screen divider I would not recommend that because I have had roosters with big attitudes spend more time trying to fight through the wire then anything else including breeding.
     

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