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Turning my ideas into reality ! (Coop and Run building time) ???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by waterguy81, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. waterguy81

    waterguy81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 15, 2011
    Southwest Louisiana
    Hello friends,
    We are now at the point where we need to build the coop and run. I have 26 RIR chicks (1 wk old). I plan to use some for laying eggs and some for meat birds. Or start them all as layers and get White Rocks for meat so I can tell them apart by color.

    So, I guess my main question is for building the coop and run is ... should I split the coop in half and build 2 runs to keep the meat and layers seperate or put them together ?

    If there is a way to set it up for egg layers, meat birds, and a rooster / reproduction area that would be best.

    Maybe I need to weigh the differance in hatching them vs buying new chicks.

    Whatever good advice you have to give would be great and might just set me on a better course to build a better coop and run for my needs.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    If you have white rocks I would grow them all together. If in fact you got Cornish Cross, I would separate them, the Cornish will only be around for 6 or 7 weeks anyhoot.
     

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