Free range coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wwarren8200, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to build a free range coop that at a max will hold about 500 birds. (Even if your coop is too small please share pics as I will just expand the size) thanks
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have chickens at the present time, or are you new to chickens and are "diving right in" with commercial growing?
     
  3. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 roosters 4 hens 10 pullets and 6 cockerels.
     
  5. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JackE could you share some more pics of that coop? Do you have plans?
     
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    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I like JackE's design as well. Two modifications of interest are mobility and the possibility of getting it up high enough so dogs can get under to go after predators that retreat their when cornered.
     
  9. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 20 acre plot of land. Will the birds free range everywhere or will I need to move the coop?
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I have an 18.48 acre plot and 150 birds did not range more than about 1/2 of that a couple years ago. Problem was birds did not do all their ranging only on my land. You got to figure out what they want to hang around all day and make certain that is near middle of your property.
     

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