Need pictures and ideas on BROODY HEN coop

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  1. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, Broody Lovers, I need pictures or ideas on how to make my Broody Hens coop. I have read up on it but it is kind of confusing. THey need their own box / area somewhere close to the ground, dark and quite. My girl is in the hen house ( i only have 3 chickens) with the other 2. Here is a pic of the hen run and you see the coop, need suggestions and ideas [​IMG]
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I just use a little dog house for my current broody.

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  3. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that in your big hen house? Or is it on the ground? If it is in the big house do how high is your big house off the ground?
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I have some girls that want to be alone, and others, want a community nest.
    You said you have 3, how well do they get along with each other?
     
  5. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really well, they were the Three Amigo's but now Ling Ling is broody Willie and Phoebe run around the yard together. Willie was the top hen because I got Ling Ling and Phoebe later. Ling LIng is a Austrolurp and weighs about 10lbs she out ways Willie by a good 7lbs at least.
     
  6. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built this in the spring for my broody gal. Of course she killed all of her chickens the moment they hatched but what can you do [​IMG] After the massacre, I used it as an outdoor brooder for 3 chicks and then as a sick ward. It was well worth the effort!
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  7. DAFox

    DAFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used a rubbermaid tote (opaque) with a rabbit cage attached to it. Cut a hole in the side of the tote. Simple.
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  8. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:o wow that is great!!! thanks for the ideas..... that is great!!! great looking hutch! wow thanks
     
  9. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    Quote:now thats a nice broody cage. plus it has multiple uses. i just put a broody hen in a empty chicken tractor. she didnt like it at first but she finally got in the box and sat on the eggs i gave her. will se at first lite if she will stay sitting.
     
  10. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes yes I thought of that I want to use KRCOTE's removable lid and nice looking little run with a red neck flare, I have a styro foam cooler for insulation and a rubbermaid tote I thought about putting over it. thank you....keep the great ideas coming [​IMG]
     

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