Drop pens for chick runs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flowerpower, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. flowerpower

    flowerpower Chirping

    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm looking for quick ideas for an outdoor run for my chicks. Right now I use the top of my son's old rat cage, but they are going to outgrow this. Has anyone used the pyramid shaped drop pens as small runs? They are about 2ft X 2ft. Our feed store has some. I looked on line for them, but they are only sold by fighting rooster outfits, which I don't want to support.
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Randall Burkey may have some, but I think they call them pyramid pens or something like that. Look on RB.
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:Not exactly "fighting rooster outfits" (They are Gamefowl, and the birds and pens can be used for much more).. Some people even use them as temp pens with stakes but they are very light.. So shouldn't be all the time, even as chicks because of predators and such.. You can also make them with a little bit of wire yourself cheap.

    Personally i use my homemade ones for just taking pictures, or whenever i want the birds to get some grass and i can't move their pens.. Works.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009

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