Few Questions One Not Concerning A Hatcherie

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Cluckcluck1215, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Everyone :)

    I have been researching for more then TWO weeks on hatcheries.(If you are any of my friends then you possibly know about my "Chick Battle")And I have come to like ALLL Of Hoovers Hatcherys selection:
    #Q1----From 1(EXTREMLY bad) to 10(LOVE THEM)How would you Rate Hoovers?
    #Q2----What is Hoovers Minimum?(10-15????)
    #Q3----(NOT concerning a hatcherie)How many hens would this coop fit, 4-5 being bantams with a large run?http://www.homedepot.com/p/Arrow-Newport-10-ft-x-8-ft-Steel-Shed-NP10867/100211354
    #Q4----(NOT Concerning a Hatcherie)Does anyone know were I can find a large run(enough for 10-15 hens, 4-5 being bantams and some medium small standard hens) for under $100?
    #Q5----If this hatcherie doesn't work out what are your Oppinions on good hatcheries with a 10-15 minimum(excludeding MPC)

    TIA,

    ~Kyndra
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    1. I receive my shipment tomorrow so I'll let you know.

    2. 15

    3. I have one of those sheds and thought of using it and I'm glad I didn't. They are so hot! With that being said, my bigger coop is 10x8 and I have a mix of bantams and LF and right now 26 are in there okay, though they will want to spread out more in the summer. I have a 8' and a 10' roost in there.

    4. I bought a dog run for that much.

    5. I really like Cackle. I have only ordered from Cackle and Ideal before now. Ideal has a $25 minimum (no chick minimum).
     
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    1.k

    2.perfect

    3.So what else do you recommend?for up to 18 chickens?


    4.But I dog run only has ONE door........
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    My first coop was a 6x6 "treehouse" that I got on Craigslist for about $200. Of course I was at an advantage because we had a trailer and the tools to move it. But if you keep an eye out you can sometimes find sheds, playhouses, coops, etc but you just need to be ready to snag them. The next best option is to build one yourself. I know it sounds like a lot of work but honestly so are those metals sheds with a million bolts and thin flimsy panels. If you are not confident with a saw or building there are "shed kits" that have brackets and instructions for building and eliminate the need to cut any angles.

    I'm not sure I understand the problem with one door on the dog pen. Chicken runs usually have one door as well.
     
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  5. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    How would I be able to have the coop attached to the run, with the door and still be able to access the chicken run inside????

    Hmmm, I'll look around for kits and such on Craigslest or Ebay.
     
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    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Those kennel listings are only for the covers, but when you do cover it your will want a sloped one so rain will run off. I will post pictures tomorrow to show you how I attached the run to the coop... Basically I "unzipped" the chain link and then attached it to the coop.

    The shed kit picture is open just for illustration. Keep in mind those kits are just for the brackets and instructions and you do still have to buy the lumber. For some people it is worth the extra $60 to not have to cut angles or figure out the right way to do supports and all that.
     
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  8. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Oh, shoot.OK

    So, should I buy that and get the lumber or should I just buy it precut all of it?I full shed?

    Or, should i buy one of those plastic playhouses and build windows on the openings?????
     

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