breeding coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bantamboy93, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. So i saw this http://hattiesburg.craigslist.org/grd/2759695525.html on craigslist. I'm not buying it.. But i'm hoping i might could get my dad to build me on like that. Could i use something about the same as that as breeding pens. I'd like to be able to hold 5-10 chickens in it. What size do i need to make it, if i'm not including a run.
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    So you are wanting to make a breading pen to hold 5-10 LF birds? Or Bantam?

    Nate
     
  3. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantams. if i could make the pen itself large enough where i wouldn't need to build a run, that'd be nice.
     
  4. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the $200 price is a steal. If you buy the materials and figure your time into it youd be better off getting the one off craigslist. The only problem may be getting it on a trailer and putting it where you want it on your property.
     
  5. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well... it's just that i don't have $200.... i prefer a gradual build.. as i get the money.. we've got the tin. the only thing we'd have to buy would be the wire and lumber.
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    If you build a 4x12 or a 8x8 and divide it in have and that would work well for 5-7 chickens in each side.

    Nate
     

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