Breeding coops.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Girl, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking and i could so breed chickens! lol And i would sell the eggs and stuff. Like pure breeds and that stuff. But i would have to make breeding pens and stuff. Cuz i would not want the pure bread hens with the other roos. So do any of you have good ideas about breeding pens. I would not be doing this enltell next year wen i get some money. But i would like to start planing now. But i would have to ceep the same breed of chicken with its kind. I would get only 2 or 3 chickens of that kind. And if there are any body out there that breeds pure bread chickens PLEAS talk to me! lol Thanks Guys and Girls!


    Chicken Girl
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I use rabbit cages I got from a guy that got out of the business...they are big enough to hold quads or trios of bantams...works great...I use pop bottle waters of the front and cups cliped inside for feed and then one I change out with grit and oystershell or kinda mix them...just what I do
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have one large coop that is currently divided into two sections. This spring, we'll be converting it to four sections. That will house four large breeds. I also have a smaller coop that will be split into three sections for my bantams. I have designed the smaller coop to be able to have add-ons...so if I wanted to add another breed (or ten) I would have the ability to expand. [​IMG] Oh and I keep trios of most breeds, pairs of others and some of the less-than-stellar-layers, I have four or five hens per one roo...
     
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    My husband is just about fixing mine. He got a 16X10 shed from the bargain trader for $200. Moved it here on a trailer and set it up. He divided it into 5 smaller coops with a storage and brooder area. most are 3X5 so I can keep 5 bantams in them. 1 is 4X5 so I can keep 5 large breed in it. He is now working on the runs that come out from the coops. Now the hard part is picking what to Keep and what chickens to get rid of. I hatched more then I should have.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That's the story of my life? Wanna buy some chickens? [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. thanks. do you guys have any pics of the coops? and how much would you sell hatching eggs for?


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  7. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    The price for eggs depends on what breed and the quality of your birds.
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    that and what you have to trade!
     

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