Raising Meat Birds in the Garden

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Slingha, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Slingha

    Slingha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2014
    So I'm thinking of growing some cornish cross chickens in my garden this spring before I plant it. I was thinking the manure would be great for the garden and there will be no weeds come may. The garden is fenced in with 2x10's buried in the ground.

    I hate to sound like a terrible person, but I don't want to spend the money on a coop for these birds since they are birth to freezer in 8 weeks. Can anyone recommend an extremely cheap coop setup that I can remove from the garden when their time is up?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Look on the meat bird section or the coop building section for tractors. Sounds like what you're looking for. If your predator risk assessment is low, you can use chicken wire and do just fine. You will need some brooder or something the first few weeks.

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