New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

It is finished!

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

It is finished! I am very happy with how my coop/run turned out and it would not have turned out this well if it wasn't for all the helpful advice and plethora of information I obtained from BackYardChickens.com!! This was such an amazing learning experience and I look forward to many years of chicken keeping!!

 

Here is my story:

http://myfloridachickencoop.blogspot.com/2016/03/so-my-husband-and-i-bought-house-in.html

post #2 of 4

This is SO neat! Loved the photos and the explanations. That coop is so pretty. 

You may eventually find that you need to lay down some hay on the floor, and change it every so often otherwise the droppings will build up and pathogenicity will increase. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply
post #3 of 4
Fantastic coop! I love the lattice look. I had also decided on Ondura roofing, though I may have to make due with tarps over the rafters initially thanks to an unscheduled car repair...
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beetandsteet View Post
 

This is SO neat! Loved the photos and the explanations. That coop is so pretty. 

You may eventually find that you need to lay down some hay on the floor, and change it every so often otherwise the droppings will build up and pathogenicity will increase. 

Thanks for the tip, I have been raking up their droppings and leftovers once or twice a week and putting all that in my compost pile, I recently bought a bale of pine needles for my garden and threw it in there for the girls to play with and they LOVE it! They love to sit on it and hop off it and peck at it so although I intend to take it out and use it as mulch when I am done freshening up my garden bed I think they would love a hay bale every so often that they can perch on and peck at. I can probably get away with that at this time of year when it doesn't rain more than once a week if we are lucky but in the summer when it rains every day I probably wont be able to keep hay on the floor or a whole bale inside or it will get too soggy.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: