help with coop breeding pen design!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joe17, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Okay.... I plan on breeding and raising silkies. I have 2 dozen chicks right now. I have only one 8 X 10 coop with a 6 X 8 run. I have one design thats a pdf file so I cant upload it here. I can email it to you if you want to see it. I wanted to know who has a coop that is divided into smaller breeding pens. I would like to see your ideas please. Or can anyone come up with a way to divide an 8 X 10 coop that is efficient for breeding? I dont even know if I should flock breed, breed in trios, pairs, or quads. I am still completely torn! Any advice on what to do is welcomed!
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    The only way that I could see an 8x10 coop being split, would possilby be in 4 ways. But, each 1/4 would need a run attached.

    That would be (4) 4x5's so 20 sq ft each. That would be a max of 5 Silkies per section, but I am sure you could fit 6. They would need a run of at least 50 sq ft each.

    I would build two runs on each side and 2 runs off the back.

    How many colors do you have?

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