Stationary Coop?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jennyf, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2016
    Has anyone had success raising meat birds in a stationary coop as opposed to a tractor? We're in the suburbs on a quarter acre lot. Our layers have a good chunk of the yard, and two small children have the rest! Can't do a tractor for meat birds due to space and not wanting the areas where the kids play to get poop covered. I've been trying to figure out how I could make it work to raise about 8 Cornish X in a stationary coop with an attached run. I don't mind at all scooping poop 2-3 times/day. Priorities are keeping stink down for neighbors (although they will be bribed with a processed chicken or two) and having reasonably happy chickens for the short time their little chicken feet walk this earth... Anyone do this on deep litter or sand or should I put the idea aside until hopefully someday we have a place in the country? [​IMG]
  2. Pellants

    Pellants Just Hatched

    Jul 16, 2016
    Elevate it with multiple floors? I did that with part of my run. Gives them shade or they can lay in the sun if they wish.

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