our breeder pen we built today

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dixiegal62, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for our bantams we ran out of wood but its almost done

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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    LOOK HOW CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love

    YOU ALL DID A GREAT JOB! :thumbsup

    You have some beautiful birds.
     
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  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent job!
     
  4. melodynye

    melodynye Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you wait until the hen starts sitting and then mover her to the brooder?
     
  5. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea melodynye. This will be our first time using a pen, they've always just raised their chicks in the coop. But last year all the chicks died so we're going to try this. My girls are super broody so Im hoping putting them in the pens with a mate will do the trick. Plus I want to choose who breeds with whom.
     
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  6. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put them in their new pens this morning, lets just say I have some very unhappy chickens. Hopefully they'll settle in in a few days.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Awwwwwwwwwww, they'll be ok. Just like people, they don't like change.
     
  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice! I have my silkies separated out so I can move broodies into a place on their own. If you are breeding, you can mark your eggs with who laid what and if they go broody, they won't care that they are confined.
     
  9. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope your right because I hate seeing them so upset. Going to try and hold out until Saturday and see of they get used to it.

     

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