how do you make a small coop for breeding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by redchicken, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Songster

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    I would like to know how to make a breed coop
     
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    What is a Breed Coop as oposed to a coop?
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I guess you mean a small coop to seperate a breed into.
    I would use a tractor to separate them into check on line for the planes.

    Thanks
    Henry
     
  4. redchicken

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    sorry I mean just a small coop
     
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  5. redchicken

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    I mean a coop bigger than a tractor and it doesn't move around
     
  6. crysmom

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    I guess it depends how many birds you are wanting in there, or is this just for the broody hen and her chicks?

    I have a small coop 5x4 feet although an a frame, set up on a run 5x8 feet so they have a covered area underneath to hang out. I built it planning to house 4 bantams for my son to care for, but now I'm planning on using it as a broody coop, although without the forethought when I built it, now i'm going to put a small doghouse in the covered area for the hen to nest, because the chicks will fall out of the raised coop here is a photo, its built with 2x4 construction and 1/4 inch plywood and it too heavy to actually move like a tractor, although if I added wheels or handles I could probably move it with a couple adults [​IMG]
     
  7. redchicken

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    I mean a little coop for breeding in the spring
     
  8. LoneCowboy

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    I'm going to be building one myself here soon, and it will be just a regular coop. But smaller. They will still have 4 sq feet per bird, but I'm only planning on putting 5 girls and 1 roo in it.
     
  9. sara

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    I just divided my coop in half to keep the breeds seperate. We put a sheet of plywood at the bottom and then chicken wire at the top. hope that helps.
     
  10. redchicken

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    I am doing to my one coop
     

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