Ideas for breeding pens Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Luvducks, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I see so many wonderful coops on BYC but I would like to see some ideas for birds that are seperated for
    breeding purposes. I have chicks that I want to keep seperated from the flock for breeding.

    I have pens set up made of pallets and wire which are working but my husband says it looks like a catastrophe!
    He is going to build a shed or we would have to build several coops. I am thinking seperate runs off the sides of
    the shed.

    Pictures please.
     
  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Breeding Bantam breeds so Maybe just rabbit pens?
     
  3. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Thank you. Going to search now.
     
  5. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a fairly small tractor pen, the size of a rabbit, just build it from scratch or just recycle one. Make sure only the setting hen is inside it as more than the setting hen gets annoying for the setting hen.
    Hope you have chicks in time [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of breeding pens that I saved off of a thread from a month or so ago. I wish I could remember who posted it so I could give them credit. I just saved the pictures to my pc so that I could copy them this coming spring. The coop part is acutally seperate and sits just inside the bottom board of the run.

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    This second picture shows the coop pulled back from the run.

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    Hope this helps. I thought they did a really nice job.
     
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:Thats really pretty how many chickens can it house?
     
  8. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Thank you kittymomma. That is a great idea. I did the search as listed above but this one did not appear.
    I had seen some good ideas but canot find them now because they are not necessarily posted under
    "Breeder Pens" so that is why I started this thread.

    I think my husband would even like these. He is VERY much a handyman but time is another issue.
    I like these because you can add more and more and more as needed. LOL!
     
  9. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Quote:Thats really pretty how many chickens can it house?

    These were built by a BYC member and we cannot find the thread where it was posted. You could build it to any size you want or build more then one to
    house different breeds of chickens.
     
  10. rockyspringsfarm

    rockyspringsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for posting these pictures Kittymomma......Since no one seems to be able to find the thread of the original post would it be possible to get some basic dimensions.......length and width of the run, size of the coop. I can make a pretty good guess from the pictures but it would be real helpful to know for sure.....Also, how does the coop open ? Maybe some other pictures of it. These are perfect for my bantam and guinea breeding pens that I am about to start.
     

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