What is with chicken tents?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickybaby, May 15, 2008.

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  1. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Just curious... I came to NC from FL, and I've seen these in both places (several times each place), and am wondering what is with chicken tents? They are usually triangular shaped, but can be a dome. There are usually several of them inside an enclosed pen/run area. And they usually stay seperate, like one chicken per tent. Are they a special kind of chicken that doesn't roost or something? Are there benefits raising chickens on the ground? I have thought about it and thought about it, and can't come up with a good reason why someone would raise chickens in tents on the ground? Granted, I'm new at this, but it seems like a chicken needs a safe place to roost. Anybody have ideas? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sent you a PM. [​IMG]
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure speckledhen's PM explains it to ya...

    I just wanted to say HEY from another Tarheel who thinks NC is paradise too!
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a chicken tent? [​IMG]
     
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
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    Yes, I too have never heard or seen one of these chicken tents... [​IMG]
     
  6. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone PM me too? I see them too, but I don't get it. I was thinking of getting one to let my birds clean up a weedy area.
     
  7. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you arlee453.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Hoping everyone understands if not PM me and it will be explained....
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I get it. [​IMG]
     
  10. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL [​IMG]
     
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