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Meat chicken coop

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by first time farmer, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures of you meat chicken coops? I an going to make my meat coop next weekend and i want to see a few examples. Thank You
     
  2. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Simple 6x10 tractor.

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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:how many can you put in that? i like it!
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:how many can you put in that? i like it!

    I did batches of 25 last summer, and it was plenty big.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks! you have just given me hope to still do this meat bird thing this summer yet! now...where's the best place to order from?
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Don't keep them inside- brood them in the garage, and a tractor is the only way to go once they're outside. You don't want to clean a coop 3 times a day! Order from the closest place to you, to minimize the transit time.
     
  7. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our tractor for the meat birds. When it is in use, half of it is covered in a shade tarp and the other half with a plastic tarp. I'll have upwards of 30 birds at one time in there.

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  8. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you by chance have any more details on that tractor? It's awesome! Is it all PVC piping?
     
  9. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
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    These both look smaller then I expected for 25 birds. Could you two share the dimensions?
    I am getting my first batch of egg layers at the end of the month but woul love to do meat birds right after they get out.
     
  10. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much every one
     

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