We use this as an extra pen for multiple purposes. I bought 1 but really should have bought another 2. We have used for grow out pens, sick birds, birds needing a little more time in a space where they can get more care throughout the day, and even the "oops" I have too many chicks/duckling pen. I never thought I would use this as much as I do and can't wait to add more layers as we use it more than I thought we would.
Jodi, you have been very helpful for our clients and this is another great review to help everyone in the community. The grow out pens offer a lot of versatility when raising birds. Have a great week! - The Hatching Time Team
Thoughtful design, easy to put together. Would love to see an option to increase space for a deeper manure tray to use sand, but overall love this setup.
I truly thought I was going to be in love with my grow out pen. I purchased it for 11 chicks that were quickly out growing their brooder and the coop wasn't completed yet. The first problem I ran into was there wasn't much more room than the brooder and they were still too small to reach the water. In 2 weeks the pen was small but coop was ready time to move and 2 days before the move the water wasn't dropping into the tubing. I'll hold final thoughts until I can figure out what was going on there, but right now I can't trust the pen for the next batch.