trio- quad sized cages

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cluckcluckluke, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    im getting 3-4 8 week old lanshangs and just wanted to know what sized cage do i need? Pictures would be ideal or even just sizes. they will stay in the cage from 6;00pm-about 11am for a roam around the run.
     
  2. Chris Herzog

    Chris Herzog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is 3, 4x6 pens that I put trios in....


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    I plan on building a few more like this one before the spring. I keep all the hens in the big coop you see in the back-ground and use this coop as my rooster condo when I'm not breeding anything. It's been working out real good for me!


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    My boys waiting on their girls!

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  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    thanks Chris, they look great ill keep those ideas in mind, my hens are smaller than yours so i can go a little smaller.
     
  4. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    you don't state where you live.. Location is a big factor in how large of a coop your chickens will need because of prolonged flooding/ snow/ice/below freezing temps-- they may choose to stay in and not spend as much time outside in the elements.. If they will spend any more time in the coop OTHER than sleeping and laying eggs it needs to be larger than the 'suggested' sq ft.. which is 4sq ft per standard size and 3 sq ft per bantam birds...Build it as large as you can afford...
     
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    i live in Australia in a temperate-subtropical climate, i already have an existing flock so its not like im starting a new, and Lagshangs will only be sleeping and when they get older nesting in there and they will a a run out into the field until there big enough to join the older flock.
     

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