Housing egg layers and meat birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MNBobcat, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. MNBobcat

    MNBobcat Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been searching and haven't found an answer to my question. Didn't really see a "general question" forum so this one looked like the best fit.

    I'm going to be building a coop and I plan to raise both meat birds and egg layers. Do they need to be separated from each other? I didn't know if when I build the coop they'll need a wall between the two sides and separate runs or if they can share the same space?

    I don't know what breeds I'll choose yet.
     
  2. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes separating them would be better. Meat birds like to eat, it is their passion lol. So your layers will be out of food rather quickly. Keep them in separate areas would be a very good idea.
     
  3. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same mn, so two coops it seems would be best
     
  4. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for meat birds you don't even have to make a coop. Just a large tractor with a roof. They get big very fast and i think you process them around...8 weeks? I might be wrong, never had meat birds but i have read some on them.
     

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