got my breeder pen almost done !..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I have been working on this 2 story breeder pen with egg roll-out. I got it boxed in but still have to cut out the doors. I am glad most of the wire cutting and crimping of the wire is DONE ! my hands are trying to cramp up...[​IMG] The pen is 10 feet long with 6 pens per row(12 total) so that will keep enough breeders to keep me busy for a while(til I get more pens done [​IMG] ).
    I am going to install low-pressure watering cups and a feed trough made from 2 inch pvc pipe. I don't have the poop pans inserted in the space between the pens. I inclined the bottoms 2 inches, hopefully that will be enough for the eggs to roll to the front.

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  2. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big is each pen? how many birds do you plan to put in a section?
     
  3. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, hope your adding a good sized lip to that egg tray that looks like one heck of a pitch hehe
     
  4. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    Syble,

    Each pen is 20 X 20, I plan on a pairs, trios, or maybe quads...just have to see how it goes. I have 1 inch lip turned at the end just hard to see in the pic(wire blending with wire) 3 inches out plus the 1 inch lip ... it is a 2 inch drop..I don't think they will jump..[​IMG]

    ETA- the pitch looks greater than it really is, probably also the angle of the pic makes it look that way.
     
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  5. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Northeast NC
    Very nice!
     
  6. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it just looks more extream then it actually is, i just worry about cracks in the eggsbut i suppose you could always pad it
     
  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    Quote:It is very similar to the GQF breederer pens, so I don't think they will crack.
     
  8. Rexbandit

    Rexbandit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a great looking pen. I really like it wouldn't mind having a couple set up indoors with lights for the winter. Think I can just order a couple from you. Lol.
     
  9. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    Quote:thanks, I don't think I could do these in production..LOL, but if you were close I would sure help you build one. [​IMG]
     
  10. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is nice....only problem i see is wire size if they are not going to be inside a secure building. Anything bigger than 1/2 inch will leave your birds open to attack...believe me, i know from experience! 1" allows for predators' paws to reach in a pull off bird parts ....nothing much worse than being greeted by THAT first thing in the morning when you go out to feed![​IMG]
     

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