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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hnownr, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Hnownr

    Hnownr In the Brooder

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    I'm thinking of trying to get a rooster and a couple hens to have some fertile eggs to hatch, I would like to keep them away from the rest of my chickens so I can more closely breed him with the hens selectively/in breed breed only. I need some ideas on a New England (eastern mass) predator safe small coop and run, and I would like to build it myself. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
     

  2. check out the coop section here on BYC lots of ideas
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    All you need is a 3x4 shipping crate or doghouse , ventilated with a hinged roof, set inside a chain link dog kennel that is skirted, topped and has the bottom 18" overlaid hardware cloth to block reaching thru. You can find the dog house and run on Craigslist and the wooden shipping crate from a freight company or hardware store
     
  4. AlienChick

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  5. Hnownr

    Hnownr In the Brooder

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    Sweet idea! Like the dog house idea the best I HATE building junk out of wood [​IMG]

    Y'all think a small coop & run like this would be ok for a rooster and 2 - 3 hens??
     

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