What do you think about my new bantam pens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mb poultry, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mb poultry

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    i bought two pairs of bantam cochins last weekend, a mottled pair, and a blue pair. I needed a new pen for them, so today my DH took $45 and went to lowes. Five hours later, I had this new pen! He already had the wire, but the rest he bought. What do you guys think? I love it! It was 16 degrees here when he started this morning!






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  2. BegianBantams

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    Wow! They look nice and sturdy. Just the kind of thing I need in my shed!
     
  3. chick magnet

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    I like that.Did pretty good for $45 bucks to work with.
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a good DH!!! :)
     
  5. confusedbanti

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    You're DH is a nice Guy. But you do know that this will be your Valentine's gift [​IMG]
     
  6. mycutekitties

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    Nice!!
     
  7. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice, good job for $45.00. [​IMG]
    Oh, and 16 degrees... That's dedication.
    Are these breeding pens? If so, how long do you keep them in there? Do they require a private run, if so do you rotate the pairs every other day?
    Sorry for all the questions.. I'm still building my main coop and am trying to plan ahead for breeding pens.. just not sure of the whole process yet.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  8. mb poultry

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    Yes they will be used as breeding pens. Each pen is 24x32 and houses two bantams easily. when the weather clears the whole thing sets on a frame enclosed with wire, and the chickens are rotated and allowed to run underneath one pair at a time.The dividers can also be removed to make larger pens if needed.
     
  9. mb poultry

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    well this...and the 50 little chicks coming in the mail on valentines day, who says DH is not romantic![​IMG]
     

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