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Conditioning Pens 4 years 3 weeks ago #11246


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Ok, here's a novice question - Exactly what is a conditioning pen & how is it used?
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Re: Conditioning Pens 4 years 3 weeks ago #11247

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a conditioning pen is for a single bird, our pens are 32x32, the pen with only one bird, lessen the chance for feather damage. most birds will finish out better when singled out. they will show their type better. makes it easier to cull
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Re: Conditioning Pens 4 years 3 weeks ago #11250


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My conditioning pens are 24x50x36h on the ground. These are for single males. I also have 32x50x36h and they are for 2 females on the ground. I only bring them up into the barn a few days before the show just to calm them down a little, not much.
Blue Wheaten- Wheaten
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Re: Conditioning Pens 3 years 5 months ago #13844


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tater wrote:
a conditioning pen is for a single bird, our pens are 32x32, the pen with only one bird, lessen the chance for feather damage. most birds will finish out better when singled out. they will show their type better. makes it easier to cull

I like mine in a same size pen with roosts on the side of the pens, I have my pullets in smaller pens they seem to be happy so I decided not to enlarge them.
I am rebuilding my pens now and painting them white. The other thing I have elected to do is add sky light panels in my conditioning room.
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Conditioning Pens 3 years 5 months ago #13901


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I like the plastic drums standing upright with a swinging perch for conditioning. Being round there are no corners for the bird to get into and smooth side are really easy on the feathers. Got a photo in the misc. section of the photos on here.
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Conditioning Pens 3 years 5 months ago #13904


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Thanks for the information on conditioning pens.

Mike
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