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What would you do with this? (pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by happyhens, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    I got this cage for free, it had previously been used for a rabbit. It is 3' wide, 30" long, and 22" tall. It used to have a plywood roof that was taken to use for another project. The sides are made of 2" x 4" wire and the floor is made of 1" x 1/2" wire. I realize that it needs some work before it can be used for chickens, but I would like to eventually be able to use it as a small bantam breeding pen or as a safe place for a broody hen to raise her chicks. So what would you do with it? Sorry about the picture, it was the best one I could get before the camera died.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Itd make a great cage for 2 or 3 bantams.
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    It looks a lot like what I use for....well, I call it the big kid brooder, I think I have heard them called a grow out pen. anyway, a place to separate chicks before they are old enough to mix with the flock. It would also make a good isolation pen if you buy new chickens.
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    just cover with chicken-wire and add a nice easy-access hinged door up-top!
    Perfect for B3's (Brooding, Breeding and Bantams!)
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    If you can keep it inside a coop/run it would work great as a spot for a broody hen, or a little hospital pen for any sick or injured chooks.

  6. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    I would replace the wire, add a top and use it for a brooder. [​IMG]
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Looks like a great broody pen, just add some clear pal - or sunruf on top. and maybe some left over siding on the sides and back, and a wire screened door on the front.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  8. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I think I would use it to seperate a broody.
  9. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Thanks for all the input. I still haven't decided for sure what to do with it, but you all have given me some things to consider.

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