Looking for a easy coop/breeding pen build method

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Venevee, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Venevee

    Venevee In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2016
    Hello! I plan on breeding my D'Uccle chickens and D'anvers in the spring, so I'm trying to find a simple, easy design for breeding pens. I'm going to have to set up at least three or four runs, possibly more, so I would like a very simple efficient design. Each run will contain about five to six chickens. Does anyone have any simple breeding runs they could share? Thanks!

  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I've seen, walked through, a breeding pen set up that was a building with roof extending out one side for covered run the full length of side. So the building itself was divided in half or so for walk through/storage/brooder one side and pens other. The Covered run was divided for each pen. It ends up being cost efficient as only the outer part of run is predator proof (1"x1" welded wire so I assume they don't have many weasels), dividers inside of run and inside of building are chicken wire. It was a nice set up for four different breeds breeding pens. The bulk of birds were on different property, this was a nice setup next to house.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  3. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Crowing

    Oct 5, 2015
    depending on where you are located, hoop coops are pretty simple.

    not knowing what type of predators you have, or what type of weather makes an answer difficult.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What climate are you in? That can make a big difference.

    I still like my cattle panel hoop pens. I'm in a pretty mild climate (we have about 6 inches of snow and the entire town is freaking out [​IMG] ) and use them to house birds year round. I have no "coop" in them per se, they're more of an aviary style open pen.


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