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

    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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