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Recently I had the old run pen torn down and another was added along with a roof. The coop is inside and hopefully my chicks will not be snatched from Hawks anymore. I had 6 clear panels put in the roof to allow for sunlight to come into the pen for more light.
Jan in NW Ga
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Looks like they'll be safe.  How many chicks do you have?

...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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I've gone from about 28 total down to 3 hens, 2 Roos and three Guineas. I got 6 new pullets yesterday, but they are still confined to a smaller pen until everyone gets use to each other and they grow some. They are only 10 weeks old.
The Hawks, foxes and coyotes have taken a lot of my chickens and dispite my old fencing, I did not have a roof over it. So I bit the bullet, took it all down and rebuilt it all......including a roof.
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WOW that's nice and big!!

 

Is that a yellow shipping container to the right...part of the run/coop?

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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That's a big run. Looks good and good luck with the predictors
Edited by barneveldrerman - 10/22/15 at 8:32pm
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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Yes that is a shipping container. No not part of the pen, just the side of the pen. I bought it a few years ago and use it to store hay in it. My insurance is cheaper if I do not store hay in my barn.
Jan in NW Ga
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Yes that is a shipping container. No not part of the pen, just the side of the pen. I bought it a few years ago and use it to store hay in it. My insurance is cheaper if I do not store hay in my barn.

Ahhh...great idea!

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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