Well I was messing around with paint and thats what I came up with lol, you might notice its 2ft wider then I planned.. I got 2 measure tapes put them out to 6ft x 8ft stood in it and realized that it isn't that big and I could probably get away with it. But anyways I was thinking and I wasn't sure how to stop the breeders from mating in the off season other then fake eggs for like 6 month period and I thought that seemed a bit harsh. So I was thinking what if I had a 4 x 6 part sectioned off for young birds and two 3 x 4 sides one for hens and one for cocks. Then in the breeding season I open it up and its a 6 x 4 section.
I'm just asking for your opinions, when I look at it I think its a good idea but I can also see it feeling crowded for the breeders when sectioned off. At this point I'm also really confused because I'd like to just build one small loft and always stay with small numbers. But when the young birds become old birds and its time to breed for young birds, where am I putting the old birds? I'm really lost at that point. I know some of you just race young birds but what do you do with them after a year old? I can't see myself retiring birds to breeding after only a year.
Thanks for any input you guys give me,