Breeding pen ideas

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lady Chickadee, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    I'm wanting to build 2-4 breeding pens but I need some ideas.I've looked around and have gotten some ideas but I want to build something that's cheap and that won't take a very long time to build. I want them to be able to hold 4-6 bantams.I would like if the chickens could go outside or something. I saw a article in a poultry magazine for sun porches for chickens and they had a inside part but then had a place where they could go outside but were off the ground and had wire floor but the inside didn't have wire floor. Have you heard of these before or do you think it would be a good idea for a breeding pen? I haven't been able to find any information on the sun porches(besides in the magazine) so I was wondering if someone has used something like that before?


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  2. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    Nobody has any ideas?
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cheap is the issue. I made these pen panels for fairly cheap and the playcoop was also cheap. Its hard to do it cheap and quickly and turn out with something that is nice.

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  4. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    David,
    What kind of wire do you use for the pvc run??? and what size etc for pvc. Maybe a materials list???? and price of total run, please!
    Thank you in advance
    Ayda
     
  5. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant tell you the cost as I bought and took back several things with the supplies for this project. I think it was 150$ for 7 10'x4' panels and a couple smaller ones. Here is the link with the wire and such. So far im happy with them. Easy to move and light.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=607791
     
  6. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres mine....

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  7. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    Thanks for the ideas. I think I've decided on what I'm going to do for the d'Uccle breeding pen. I'm still thinking about what to do for the silkie pen though.
     

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