Turning an old rabbit hutch into a banty coop ??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by EasterEggersRULE, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hutch is 42inches long and 2ft deep and 2ft high on the inside.The hutch is on 2ft legs. Its a very very nice hutch made of fir has been on our porch but i moved the rabbit inside and i am going to turn it into a banty coop. One side is a wood door and that will be the nesting area/roosting area and the other half is a hardware cloth door. I am going to add on a 5ft run that 2ft wide and 3ft tall. I will have a ramp coming down from the bottom of the hutch after i remove the hardware cloth flooring (half of the flooring is wood and its in the nesting/roosting area) and make some ajustments. How many banties can i hold in a set up like this ??
    I will allow them to free range for a few hours a day when i am outside gardening. I do have one standard barred rock hen i will probably be adding to.
    Will it work or do i need to build a seperate coop ?




    Thanks in advance !!!
     
  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it could work! post pics of it please
     
  3. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok how do i post pics on here ?
     
  4. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me know if this works. (excuse the oprington and the white fence he has a broken toe i splinted and is leaving tomorrow)
     
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  5. EasterEggersRULE

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    Should work now. (again excuse the oprington and the white fence)
     
  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO and they are so sweet. You must love your girl too? Am I right ? So cute and lovers
     
  7. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-4 It depends on the weather where you are
     
  8. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes i love my BO its a he though. Our neighbors are being very kind and allowing me to keep him until thursday when he goes back to my friends he got steped on by a horse and has a broken toe i had to splint.
    I have to be careful cause all of us around here have outlaw chickens [​IMG]
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this the chicken with the toe bent under his foot broken, poor little thing.
     
  10. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this the chicken with the toe bent under his foot broken, poor little thing.

    He has a fracture about 1/4th up his middle toe and i splinted it so it would heal proporly. It seems when ever you keep chickens near horses they get steped on all the time.
     

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