Worked on the coop today good idea or not??edit with PIC

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by luvchicks8, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Well I decided to ask hubby to build 4 smaller cages inside my coop where there was a long shelf doing nothing

    1 for feathered out babies
    1 for broody hens
    1 for mating
    1 for naughty roosters or injured birds

    Kinda hard to see in this pic but that shelf runs all the way across so we split it down the middle enclosed it with hardware cloth and turned it into the 4 extra pens the coop is 10x12
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Ooops forgot to mention each pen is 3x2
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,642
    19
    229
    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Sure! If you have room for it, then awesome!
     
  4. GrandmaAnn

    GrandmaAnn Out Of The Brooder

    90
    0
    29
    Aug 19, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Personally, I think it is a good idea to have some cages ready. We have a few built into our coop. You never know when you might have an injured bird. We also use them for the broodies and babies.
     
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Well it seemed like I was always looking for a cage for some reason or other and other than satanding up there it was really wasted space imo so I put dh to work.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have those, mostly for broody hens or if there's an injured one or a hen that needs a "break" from breeding...
     
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    So I went out this am and took a picture of a finished box with chicks in it

    Not a great shot I was standing kinda close but I will have 3 more by the end of today:)
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

    313
    0
    139
    Apr 12, 2008
    It's very nice I like the idea. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by