What should I do with this coop -pic-

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Corey NC, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok, so I have this coop and I don't know what to do with it. Well actually there is a whole bunch of things I want to do but I only I haveone coop. (Dad refuses to let me build any more coops)

    Here are the things I want to do but I just cant decide which one to do.

    ~ Use it for my two batam hens and use as a grow out pen for my standards. (What I am doing right now)

    ~ Work on a particualar breed (something rare but not TOO rare)

    ~ rescue a couple of hens from a local egg factory and keep them in it

    Here is the coop, honest opinions are welcomed.


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    And just for fun here is Lola, she was a the only one who hatched. I've ordered 25 new chicks as her new siblings that should arrive tommorrow. [​IMG] (She turned a 1 week on Monday)

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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Nice coop--but I dont understand? If you just order 25 more chicks--I think you already have something to do with it!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    naw they are going into the other coop. [​IMG]

    (oh and this is planning for next year)
     
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  4. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can build up
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    hmm? What do you mean?
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I'm confused. [​IMG]
    You actually have 2 coops, right?
    And you have 25 chicks coming tomorrow.
    Is that in addition to the 19 listed in your signatire line?

    Just trying to get the big picture here so we can give better advice.
     
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    yes, I have 15(I need to alter my siggy) standards in this coop(#1) (you can actually see a bit of coop #2 in this pic) -


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    In the coop(#2) in the original post I have two batams and a young standard SS. But the SS roo is for sale.

    I am gonna sell 1/2 of the 25 chicks so then I will have about 13 to keep here. When they are big enough they will go into coop #2 until they are big enough to go into coop #1.

    But I am not sure what I want ot do with it next year. Do I want to start working on a certain breed? Should I leave as is or should I attempt to rescue some factory farm hens?

    Do you guys get it now?
     
  8. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you could build another hen house on top of your current hen house to add some room
     
  9. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess it depends on what you WANT to do. I'm no expert, but if it were me, I'd LOVE to have a place to work on a particular breed. That's just me though.

    And if you do that, I'm sure you have to be willing to cull quite a bit (or sell extras) because you'd only want to be breeding the best stock.

    That's just what I would do if I could though.

    Oops, edited to add: and you probably would need more small coops, etc. in that case unless you wanted only one roo and only one line to work with ... it really depends on the breed and what your intentions are. I know sometimes you need several colors to work into a particular goal, and that wouldn't work in a single coop/run like that.

    trish
     
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