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This is how I attach welded wire. Simple. Box of washers and box of 1" screws.

Thanks guys! I will definitely check these out a Home Depot.

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #42 of 49
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Make sure to post pics. It's always an exciting day when the birds first get to enjoy all the hard work you put in for them .

Ooooooh thanks for the encouragement! Here's a pic from yesterday while I worked on it with the brooder nearby!

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #43 of 49
No problem i didnt read through all the post i actually just glaced over everything that day i posted.
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Sunday, a friend came over and helped me with the last of the hardware cloth and tarp. I am using a 14 x 12 food tarp and decided having a tarp that doesn't come all the way down on the one side would be good for airflow. Plus, the side that isn't completely covered is next to the fence so that mind help keep most rain out (like rain with wind). For the front, I'm considering adding a clear plastic roofing panel that would overhand a bit to keep rain out and to act like a skylight to allow more sunlight. Right now, the goal is just get it safe to leave the chicks out of the brooder. For the past two nights they slept in their brooder with a hardware cloth lid over them with the brooder in the hoop coop!

I was going to use wood chips and try deep litter for the first time but after using wood chips in the brooder I have decided to use sand. I'm in FL, it's hot and humid, and I think the deep litter will just be too wet and smell. I'd still like to try it one day but I'm not on a farm, they are in a yard, and I want to control odor as much a possible. I am lovin it so much both mornings I woke 45 min before my alarm to go check on them!

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #45 of 49
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View of the back.... We kinda wrapped and folded the tarp like a present.

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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On Sunday, they just enjoyed perching on the edge of the brooder. They were reluctant to leave their home! Ha!

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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But by Monday they were up to exploring. I thought this was a cute pic with almost all their tails up. 8}

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #48 of 49

Nice!

Good job....you'll just have to monitor temps and rain infiltration to see if the tarp needs to be adjusted.

With coops and chickens (and anything in life) no matter how well planned, there are almost always adjustments.

Have Fun!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #49 of 49
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Nice!
Good job....you'll just have to monitor temps and rain infiltration to see if the tarp needs to be adjusted.
With coops and chickens (and anything in life) no matter how well planned, there are almost always adjustments.
Have Fun!

I am having sooo much fun. Thank you! I was just talking to a friend about this. She helped me with the hoop coop and is learning about chickens. She asked me the other day, "is it done?" And I said, I think I'll get to a point, maybe in a month or so where I feel like it's good but from there, I'll always be changing and adjusting. Just like a regular home. 8}

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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