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the broody coop ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by irish hens, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. irish hens

    irish hens Out Of The Brooder

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    has anybody ideas for a broody coop ?? have ye made ones yourselves ?? let's see them ?? I have had hens for the last 5 years but am finally going to try and hatch out with my silkie but need ideas to make a broody coop for the silkie to hatch out separate to the main flock .dying to see what people have came up with [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here are some ideas I am going to try for my breeding pen and chicken hospital and the brooder/broody house [​IMG]
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  3. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am doing this, too! Have also had chickens for 5 years and am planning to hatch this spring. We had a broody hatch her own last summer. She went broody while we were on vacation, sat on a bunch of eggs on the ground under the coop. She hatched 6, 2 were eaten by a snake the first night, one more a couple of nights later and another a week after that. Ended up with only 2! So, trying to have a safer place, renovating the grow-out coop. Interested to see what others have done, are doing!
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to build something like those pics above for that it's going to be a breeding pen broody pen
     
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    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be getting a few Silkies and bantam Cochin chicks in May to do my brooding for me. They'll have a regular small coop when not brooding (they're also going to be the bug patrol in the garden), but I thought an easy and cheap broody set up would be a used plastic child's playhouse set into a small run enclosed with wire on all sides, including top and bottom. That way between broods I could slide the house out and hose/scrub it out. Light Enough that I could drag the whole set up into the main run to integrate the chicks into the main flock.
     
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    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I just let mine stay in their normal coop. If I have to separate them, I have a good sized wire cage and a medium sized dog crate they go into (which is still in the normal coop). Once the chicks hatch, I open the door and let them come out when they're ready.
     
  7. irish hens

    irish hens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] .i built this one yesterday .took me most of two hours .
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice
     

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