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pics of peoples fattening pens for their boilers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tylerhorseman, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. tylerhorseman

    tylerhorseman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey i want to get some chickens to fatten up but i dont know how to build the pen idk if i should just build like a lil box with a clean out pan underneath or anther smaller coop
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know how much room you have, but I put mine in a portable 13x7 dog kennel. That way when they make a mess I can just move it to another spot. This also allows them to eat grass and bugs and take dust baths.
     
  3. tylerhorseman

    tylerhorseman Out Of The Brooder

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    well i live in northern indiana and its getting ready to be winter hear so thats outta the question
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    What I have for them when they're babies is a 4x5 pen with wire on the bottom that's about 4 feet off the ground. All the poop falls below. It's enclosed on 3 sides with wire on the side where the door is and stays pretty warm with the heat lamps. I just rake out the poo if it builds up underneath.
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    www.pvcplans.com

    GREAT plan for a super light, easy to build tractor can be found on this site.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These won't work well for winter, but good spring, summer, fall pens.

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  7. tylerhorseman

    tylerhorseman Out Of The Brooder

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    do they have to have room to walk around i thought about building a coop with a wire mesh floor and a clean out tray underneath with just roosts and a big feed trougfh but finding out on here thats not good i dont like keeping them locked up but the winter is coming here
     
  8. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It depends on what breed you're getting. I put 75 Cornish X's in a 10x10 pen, that I move twice a day. It works great. If you're talking layer or multipurpose breeds, that won't work. If you go with a tractor, you don't want a wire floor, because you'll never be able to move the darn thing when your birds get big.
     
  9. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most broilers don't roost,and you should move them each day.Wait til spring though. JMHO Will
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