I am trying to start a broiler coop. Does anybody have one that they could post pics of for some ideas?
I brooded and raised mine in a cattle panel hoop coop. Easy and cheap construction and I'm still using it for my layer flock.
I've got a step by step pictorial on the build but if you are looking for a more lightweight and portable coop, there are sites that show a lighter construction cattle panel coop for broiler grow out. They can be easily moved to fresh ground and have the proper ventilation/air flow for these hot birds.
how many eggs did you get from those green nest boxes Bee?I made them wide roosting situations out of green plastic fencing slung between two tomato stakes and placed over upturned 5 gal. buckets to make sort of a airy hammock on which to roost. They loved them and I had no birds with the feathers worn off their breasts...kept them cool at night and out of their own droppings. I had very clean birds at processing time.
This also increased total bird space in the coop for meaty birds, as they usually sleep in the bedding, but with the hammocks there they could choose different levels of being and spread out, thus decreasing the heat and humidity in the coop caused by their bodies.
Agreed! They just eat and poop! They even have poop on them - yuck! Mine are six weeks now and are about 6 pounds as well. My husband held a frozen chicken from the freezer down next to one and said they were about the same size. We think we will only keep them another 2-3 weeks. They are huge!JC17 said:Mine are are 5 weeks old and are between 5 and 6 lbs each. They're so big! They eat all day and poop just as much.... very dirty animals
What a LAZY looking Dog !!!