My father is going to build me a set of broody pens this spring!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4 Love of Baby Chickens, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't wait till spring. My father is going to build me a set of broody pens so if and when I have broodys I can seperate them from the flock and keep their babies safe while they grow up. I prefer to raise the babies with their mothers and when they hit two weeks old I let the family out for supervised time in the flock. Please post pics of where you keep the mothers and their babies.
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    great question i also would like to see these, I have been thinking of designs but have not settled on any yet.
     
  3. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have pictures yet ,but our broody pen is inside the chicken pen it has a tin top and is built in on all 3 sides but the front is open to the chicken run with wire, mama can see all the other hens and show off her babies but they can't get to her .works great for me ,wish I could take some pictures for you to see ,My chicken house is not like any I have seen in here ,It is 4 rooms it is built on the back wall of the barn where my DH parks his tractor ,it has a top and all the sides are wire except the back wall ,you can walk in every room just like a house in the winter we put up green house plastic for the weather but take it down in the spring so the air can come in.One room is small and that is where I have my broody pen, her pen is built in on all 3 sides.One room has all the nesting boxes in it and the other two rooms are roosting rooms.We are adding 2 more pens now for my RIR and BR hens so maybe I can get some pictures soon
     

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