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Originally started as a brooder and now I don't know what it is. Suggestions welcomed.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cupman, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    http://imageshack.us/g/714/1000088z.jpg/ - album of pictures.

    I originally built this as a brooder. I then decided to make it twice as big and put two compartments so I could do two different ages of chickens. It just got bigger and bigger as I built it. Maybe the pictures aren't 100% clear but it's a 4'x8' house with a 8'x8' run attached to it. Split down the middle both inside and out. A door on each end and doors that latch from the inside because I was too lazy to predator proof it.

    Anyways I know my chickens won't be living in this thing forever and I was already anticipating other uses for it. One idea included quail. The other idea was possibly breeding pens. But I really don't know much about breeding. The dimensions are 16 square feet inside and 32 square feet outside per side.. or a total of 32 square feet inside and 64 square feet outside. Would this be too cramped for breeding? I was thinking about 2 hens 1 rooster per side. I would probably do silkies just because of their popularity.

    Well I've rambled on long enough. If you have any good ideas or answers about breeding I'd love to hear it.

  2. Connorrm

    Connorrm Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    Capital District, NY
    It's an awesome chicken tractor! That's what it is!!!

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