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post #11 of 16

Coop might be fine for 3 birds.

Is it closed on the run side?

As long as no blood is drawn let them work it out.

Multiple feed/water stations will help.

 

What is your climate?

Putting your location in your profile will help folks give better answers/suggestions.

 

What kind of dog is that?

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 #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Dogs are VERY easy going.  We have a black lab, 9 yrs old, and a standard poodle, 8 yrs old.  Both very well trained and love all people and animals.  They are getting more accustomed to the chickens.  Would never purposely hurt them, but may chase and frighten them.  The poodle is shown in the coop photo with a fresh summer cut.  We live in Central Louisiana - hot and humid.  Will add that to my profile.  Thank y'all for advice and suggestions.

post #13 of 16
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Thanks y'all!  They've only been together for 11 days.  And no signs of blood or any kind of holding down and pecking, etc.  Nothing close to that.  Their coop is about 5x8 but we let them out free range in our yard every day for at least a couple hours, sometimes more.  They always stay close together and follow one another all over the yard.  No sign of any trouble except for at feeding.  I think you're right.  Think they're still working out the pecking order.  Here are pics of the coop and the chicks.  Thank you again!  You've made me feel better. The Wyandotte pair is in most of the pictures.  The Leghorn mix hen is top center.

 

 

 

This is your standard, parti pattern?

I have a standard too.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Yes, that's my parti-poodle, Bingo, in his Summer clip.  8 yrs old - absolutely the most laid back, gentle, lovable dog I've ever seen.  He's wanting to "play" with the chickens.  When they're in the coop, he just goes and stares at them and pounces around.  Our lab, Jazz, has the same temperament.  Will be glad when we can all be out in the yard together.  :)  My brother has an apricot standard male.  What color is yours?  I wasn't looking for a parti - just wanted a standard with an easy personality.  He's been perfect since the day I got him at 6 weeks old.

post #15 of 16

Got Rascal at SPCA at 6mo and 17 lbs, in bad shape and unsocialized but well behaved.

Just now, at 9 and after being  single dog for a few years, he's starting to enjoy and seek being petted, long story....

.....he was deep chocolate brown when I got him, then turned salt and pepperish by 2, someone told me he was a 'bad' blue.

He's just my boy, I love him....I would love to have a dark and white parti.

I clip him myself(butcher the barber) and sometimes have fun when scissoring off the winter coat,

but usually clip him short all over. He's small, 24" and 45#.

 

 


Edited by aart - 4/9/16 at 3:14pm

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

Aww, he's beautiful, and good for you for adopting!  Bingo is a huge standard.  Very tall and weighs about 65.  He's never more than a foot or two away from me - sometimes a good thing, not always.  So glad your boy is feeling more relaxed. I wish I had the nerve to try to clip him myself.  Groomer tells me he's a total sweetheart for her.  Here's a photo of him looking a little more poodlish, and his sisters, Jazz (lab) and Sugar (cat).  :)   Oh, on the chicken thing, now I'm thinking the feathers I'm finding belong to my rooster.  Saw one hanging from him just now when I took them out in the yard a while, and it looks just like the ones I've seen in the coop.  Maybe the Wyandottes are losing some feathers with warmer weather?  They're awfully fluffy!  :cd

 

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