Chick Playpen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jjhere, May 21, 2010.

  1. jjhere

    jjhere Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not a builder by any stretch of the imagination, but I built this to keep the girls entertained and outside during the day. They seem so bored when stuck in the brooder...

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    Now, on to the coop construction!
     
  2. drunkdog

    drunkdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice JJ thatll occupy them while you build the coop ....unless you keep watching them play all day [​IMG]
     
  3. jjhere

    jjhere Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL...does that mean I'm not the only one who does that?? [​IMG]
     
  4. drunkdog

    drunkdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolutely I am guilty [​IMG]
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
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    you have inspired me to try and build one myself...my pullets need a little fresh air....thanks!
     
  6. egzactly

    egzactly Out Of The Brooder

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    We wanted to give our chicks more time outside, but didn't want to leave them unattended. We started eating our dinner alfresco sitting on the back lawn, so we could watch the chicks play. We called it "chicken TV". Chicken TV is lots of fun, but I love the playpen idea too. Great concept.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Still enjoy watching watching my big girls out and about. May the joy of watching your chickens never diminish! [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I was the only one who went outside intending to get some work done but didn't because i got sucked into the chicken tv!
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done! Your chicks will go wild with happiness, out scratching on the grass.

    I have three hens each with a chicks, and for now I have to keep them all separated because of the very real risk of hen fights. I have one tractor that I let the hens and their chicks take turns in. The other hens have to make to with sand runs, and when it's not their turn in the tractor, they pace back and forth in front of the door to their run, clucking in what sounds to me like an annoyed tone.

    I'm building another tractor this week so I can have two hens with their chicks out on the grass. They love it so.
     

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