coop to keep breeds seperate???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sdshoars, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    this spring we are going to be adding to our list of breeds, and would like to be able to keep the breeds seperate so that we can have pure bred eggs, does anyone have a coop that is one building, divided (not nec. into thirds) with seperate runs for each??? i can't find a picture of one, and i know that one must exist! thanks!!!
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I was wondering the same thing...I hope someone will post some pics!
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    We have one breeders coop...and are currently working on another. This is the only pic I have right now...but there are 4 inside pens...with runs.This is the smaller coop. Its 10 x 20 The inside pens measure approximately 6 x 4. large enough for 6 chickens.( 2 pens are 6 x 6 )
    They are seperated by chicken wire...with screen over that at roost level. This keeps them from pecking through at each other.
    The new coops is 12 x 30 and will have 4 pens as well....just more chickens per pen! The new pens will be approx. 8 x 6 with room left over for a storage closet. Still working on that coop. Its been a long summer.

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