Breeding Coops? Please Help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken0Boy, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am looking into getting some Blue Hen of Delawares, and I was wondering about a breeding coop. I am getting a trio 2 hens and 1 roo. Does anybody have any pics of breeding coops or plans? I was thinking a 4x4 coop with a 9x5 run. (Just to give them some extra room.) Anything else is good to.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I personally would go a little bigger to accomodate feeder, waterer and a nest box plus adequate sf floor space...min 4 sf per bird which is 12 sf, plus a sf for each of the others is 15 sf so I would do a
    4 x 5 or 4 x 6. But it is personal preference on how you will handle their daily living,....free range or just the run etc etc.
     
  3. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking a little bit bigger too! So, should a 4x5 coop and a 9x5 run work for a breeding trio of Blue Hen of Delawares? How much roost space do they need and how many nest boxes?
     

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