I have 6 breeds of chickens and need some breeding coop design ideas

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickengirl1304, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Songster

    May 5, 2012
    I have
    Black copper marans
    Blue laced red wyandottes
    Barred rocks/black sex links
    Rhode island reds
    New Hampshire reds
    Easter eggers

    They live together now but by spring I want them separate with housing and runs coming off the housing units. Can anyone give me some ideas? Maybe pics of what you do? Thanks!
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. RWD

    RWD Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Wartrace TN.
    Check out my 6x14 Duplex Breeder Coop @ https://www.facebook.com/Heritage.Ways.Farm Being able to move your coops to fresh ground saves you from dealing with manure buildup, mud, health issues, and adding beneficial elements to the chickens diet. FYI
  4. spangledcornish

    spangledcornish Songster

    Nov 4, 2009
    Southwest, WI
    Here is our original breeder shed


    Out grew that very fast so we have been using these in addition to the coop breeders

  5. Greasydog26

    Greasydog26 Chirping

    May 21, 2012
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    About how much do you have in the small coop on the bottom? Also how many chickens do you think can fit in it comfortably? Nice coop by the way!!!!
  6. spangledcornish

    spangledcornish Songster

    Nov 4, 2009
    Southwest, WI
    we typically have put in Breeding trios of standards and have comfortably had groups of 8 bantams in them, the back is 4 feet by 4 feet. using the very min space req. you can put 8 std chickens (2 sq. feet per bird) in there but 4-6 depending on the breed would be more appropriate.

    if you would like the plans are available free at http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Pasture-Poultry-Ark-P1439.aspx , scroll down a touch and click on the view pdf and print.

    I also forgot with siding and all new materials it is $2-300.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Your breeder shed is soooo pretty!

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