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My brooder/meat chicken raising pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by acheeknmanbestfren, May 5, 2009.

  1. acheeknmanbestfren

    acheeknmanbestfren Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009
    I wanted something big enough to raise meat chickens with the ability to be stored in a relatively small space. I happened to have some plywood and old door hinges lying around so I came up with this:


    We just finished our 1st batch of Cornish-X, 19 all together and this worked very well - though little cramped at the very end.

    Dimensions 4 X 4 X 4. Materials are 2 1/2 sheets of 1/2" plywood, 8 sets of door hinges, 1 set of small hinges (for the front flap).

    Took all of about an hour to build, breaks down in a few of minutes simply by pulling the hinge pins. Allows for quick hose down and storage in a small space.
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would never have thought to make a collapsible coop. What a great idea!

    I bet you'll have duplicators by the folks thinking of having both winter and summertime coops.

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