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Large Old-Fashioned coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mame1616, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. mame1616

    mame1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know where I can get some plans for those large, shed-roof style coops they used to have on poultry farms? All I can find are either small coops for backyard chickens, or monstrous barns. You know the ones I mean - 50-75 feet long, with about 10-foot pens inside that each lead out to their own run. They seem ideal for breeding pens for different breeds. (If they are not, someone tell me!) Thanks!
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Did you check the coop section here?
     
  3. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Strange, I've been designing one that sounds like your description. And someone on BYC has a coop similar to this, where each section has its own automatic waterer; there are doors into the run and into the coop that can be accessed via the hallway down the middle. Lots of nice ideas to steal! I'll see if I can find that post and bring a link here.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you meaning something like this?

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  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. mame1616

    mame1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats it! Exactly what I had in mind! Those are great! I looked through the coop pages several times, but I never saw this one. Thank you so much!


    Thanks to everyone for their posts - if you know of any more links, I'd love to see them. Thanks Chicken Lady, I loved the picture! That kind of coop is what I meant. [​IMG]
     

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