Thoughts on possible breeding pen please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lifesong Farm, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about building a version of this ark/coop for breeding pens http://handcraftedcoops.com/
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    do you guys think. It would be for 5-6 faverolles at a time. The rest of the time they would be free ranging with the other chickens.
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Well... I have a coop in the works for my 10 Ameraucanas that is similar to this! It is an A Frame coop with tin sides and a full back with a 1/2 tin front. I bought the coop today and it is 8x8 (64 sq ft) and I'm going to have 10 (9 Hens and 1 Roo) in there with a 8x16 (128 sq ft) run. It is a total of 192 sq ft which is 19.2 sq ft per chicken! I found this coop on Craigslist for a good price! It needs a little TLC but better than $800!

    I would recommend building your own coop! It is a lot cheaper on the wallet and it is fun to "do it your self" good luck and post pics!!!

    -Nate
     

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