Will this work for my new chick's coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by msheets, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. msheets

    msheets Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    I have a 4 stall/run dog kennel that I have for my beagles but this year my husband built a brand new "off the ground" kennel so this one is just setting there. I wasn't sure what to do with it since its still in my opinion to good to just tear down...then it hit me, maybe it could be my new chicken coop! I live out of city limits but within a subdivision without a fenced yard so out of the 200+ eggs I've hatched I could never keep even one chicken. I don't want a bunch of them, just maybe a bantam trio of a certain breed in each run? There's 3 the same size & then the 4th one is a double, so maybe a trio of full size chickens just for eggs...tell me what you guys think, like if it's big enough & any adjustments you'd make. Also each inside portion has a heat lamp built in. It's probably a good 12-15 feet wide if you're looking right at it & each run is 8-10 feet long including the enclosed area.



  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    [​IMG] That is FANTASTIC!! they can be converted real easy.

    So whats your game plan? Here is a place that sells nests that I love and if I had no nesting boxes I would be doing this; http://fowlstuff.com/Products.html Check it out you will love it I am sure!!
  3. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Songster

    Aug 3, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Thats fabulous! I'd give my left arm for something like that, its awesome!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Songster

    Jun 11, 2011
    That is sooooooo great!

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