Portable Chicken Pen
This premier portable poultry pen of modular design is for raising free-range poultry for meat or farm fresh eggs, while fertilizing your lawn, garden or pasture. Moving the pen to a fresh area each day can insure birds a more natural diet (weeds, grass, and bugs), therefore reducing feed cost and also reduces manure buildup to insure healthier birds and provides the proper amount of fertilizer to your lawn, garden, or pasture. Easy to follow assembly instructions are included.
Standard Pen Features
1. Heavy gauge aluminum & zinc plated hardware.
2. Size 5’W x 10’L x 21”H.
3. Two 5’x 4’ hinged covers; one solid & one ventilated.
4. 10” retractable wheels for easy mobility.
5. Supports 40 Broilers up to 8 weeks or 25 layers.
1. Protection from predators.
2. Ecologically friendly.
3. Easily sanitized.
4. Will last for years.
MANUFACTURED WHEN ORDERED, PLEASE ALLOW 6 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY.
I would like to order 2 of the standard portable chicken pens to house my meat birds in the summer and a warmer solution for my laying hens in the winter. Because I do not want my meat birds in the nest boxes, are they easily covered? Also, what type of feeders are able to be attached to these? I'd like to be able to just dump a 50lb bag of food in one or two feeders that stays dry from rain, etc. Thanks for any input.
The portable chicken pen with feeders sounds like it would be optimal for your needs. This holds more then a 50Lb bag of feed and keeps it dry and keeps it safely away from other animals. To block the nest from your boilers order the shelter with feeder only (5spcf) and 3 nest (5s3n) separately. This would give you two panels to change out when you change birds.
GreatI have one of the standard pens and 2 of the small yard shelters both with nest boxes and feeders. My experience has been the larger ones are good with 10-12 large breed hens and a rooster, 5 to 6 in the smaller one is about max. I use them both as tractors and as movable roost when letting the birds free range. You can put a 2x2 across them both for a roost using the corner protectors it ships with. Birds will roost in the nest boxes which can create additional clean up. The smaller one, I do have some issues with birds flying out when the lid is raised. These will stay in place in high winds. We had a tornado come through this year and took the lid off the larger one, easy repair, and twisted one of the smaller one up, but they have stayed in place with 60+ mile/hour straight line winds. I have decided to use the small ones for young birds or for a mother and her babies. The large one is my coop/moving roost. I move it daily if I am not letting the birds out to range and move it every 3 days to a week if letting them out to range. This depends on the birds age and predator issues (which I am currently having). Nothing has managed to dig under these to harm a bird. These can be moved easily and it is not uncommon for my wife and kids to come out and help move them. It can be done with one person. You may have to mow in grass taller than 6-8 inches for easy moving.
Portable Chicken Pen