Surviving Minnesota! - Page 218
I was outside today building a new coop for Bert Jr and his gals.
I am making It 4x6 ft and 3 ft on one side and 4 on the other. I need to get them a low roost. They have not had one, but are getting pretty gross bellies because of no roost.
Of course, when I put in a low roost I lost Bert Sr. I wish I knew what to do.
I am putting 2 nest about a foot up for the girls, I thought I would make a foot high roost too. The nests will be the type that open from the outside. I know I have always said I would never have one and now I am building one.
Someday I am going to stumble upon the perfect breeding coop.
I need about 20 breeding coops and pens. I am thinking it is time to hold a seminar.
Okay - the first picture is a view from the back. The second is the right side and I give it so you notice the shed roof on the front. I figure that IF I remove that pitched roof (attached to the coop behind it in the run); insulate it, enclose it, I can build the coop up there which would be 5 feet wide by 3 1/2 feet deep and then approx three feet high. I could move the coop kit nesting box onto the side showing just above what is now the pitched roof.
Are you understanding what I am saying. My DH barely understands me. LOL. This is a shot inside the coop from the back looking toward that shed roof. You see the coop on the left. In front of it is the 4 x 5 area originally added last spring when I was ignorant. LOL. The area that I want to build out is out the front, above the pitched coop roof. I think it would be perfect as a coop area. Now tell me what YOU think - please.
I like it, but I have the advantage of having seen it as I drove by.. It is a tad different than I thought.
They are beautiful! So what is it that I would need to do and need to know to get two hens? Do you want to e-mail me? But adding them at this time might make it a little crowded in the run and coop. I have a means to separate them. The roo is so handsome.
That sounds good Ralphie. Sorry Holm - not trying to be fickle yet this time is not when they should be added to my flock because of the space that will expand this spring.