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do broilers need a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by calichick123, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. calichick123

    calichick123 Out Of The Brooder

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    This question must be a dumb one, but for the life of me, I can't find a definitive answer. When I Google "portable coops for broilers " I see a lot of open bottom cage things with a covered part for shade/rain protection. So can they just sleep on the ground with no closed coop?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They do need a secure, predator-proof shelter in which to spend the night time hours. They can use low roosts, set just a few inches up off the ground to get them up and out of their poo.
     
  3. calichick123

    calichick123 Out Of The Brooder

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    So just a roost under a bottomless cage structure works? No actual coop needed?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as the are protected from wind, rain, and predators it should be fine.
     

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