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Breeding pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tazcat70, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How do you have your breeding pens set up?

    Do your breeders free-range? If so do you alternate days or do they have separate areas?

    Tonya [​IMG]
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Bumping up to the top.

    Tonya
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I have a breeder pen of sort... when I want eggs from a mating, I put them in for a month and collect the last week or two of eggs or till I get how ever many I want. When collecting pure breds, I don't let them free range... else they all go out with everyone else.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have two separate breeds for this coming Spring...two separate units in my henhouse...I will alternate with free range in the evenings every other day....they both each have their own runs from the coop....
     

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