Suggestions for small meat bird pen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Flyboy718, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to build a very small structure to house 3 cornish X meat birds...anybody got any ideas as to what I could use to build this? I want to do it cheaply as possible, maybe using pallets. Does anyone have any pictures of something similar?
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    PVC frame with plastic "chicken wire". You can lift it with one hand and move it around the yard easily.
     
  3. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea! Anybody have pics?
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    here's a medium sized one, this one held 25 cx start to finish. I'll try to get you pic of a small one but posting pics on here is suddenly a pain.

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  5. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the dimensions? that looks awsome!
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    darn I don't really remember . . . I think 10X10. I'll go measure when IT QUITS SNOWING!
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    here's a bigger one there are three turkey breeding pens here[​IMG]
     
  8. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Katythechickenlady, Thanks! I would deffinately like to know what dimensions are on the first one you posted. Also, do they need some sort of roosts or a loft in there or nothing at all?

    Oh and in that first pic, is that a waterer or feeder? How does it work?
     
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  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I'll get that for you in a bit. No, no roosts for CX they will get hurt jumping off of them. Just make sure they have a dry spot on the ground.
     

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