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We live in North Florida.  All of the coop designs I have seen are to help chickens make it through the cold winter.  We have, maybe, 7-8 days per year with temps less than 32 degrees.  And only at night.  What we need is a coop design with more roof and more wire and less wood.  Please show me yours!  big_smile

5 free range guineas,  2 turkeys, 9 layers and a rooster, 1 German Shepherd, 4 indoor kitties, 2 outdoor kitties, 3 horses, 1 pony, and 1 donkey.  We also have a small herd of Dexter Cattle.

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5 free range guineas,  2 turkeys, 9 layers and a rooster, 1 German Shepherd, 4 indoor kitties, 2 outdoor kitties, 3 horses, 1 pony, and 1 donkey.  We also have a small herd of Dexter Cattle.

Our ranch blog: http://moonlitoaksranch.blogspot.com/

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post #2 of 76

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/13245_dsc08144.jpg

this is my warm weather coop/run

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13245_dsc08160.jpg


soory bigger pic, I used ground cloth for the top of the big part and just a smaller section is tin roofed where the nest boxes and roosts are.

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13245_dsc08160.jpg


soory bigger pic, I used ground cloth for the top of the big part and just a smaller section is tin roofed where the nest boxes and roosts are.


ep wow...awesome coop! How big is it?

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My Bantam Breeds: Dutch: Light Brown, Blue Light Brown   Modern: Birchen & Silver Blue
NPIP# 58-1605-E

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post #5 of 76

fledgling.  I wanted to say thank you for everything you do for our country.  Iraq may not be the most popular war but your services are greatly appreciated by many of us.

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16 wide 32 long
the bottom wire is horse panel, we were having oppssum problems, and regular galvinized chicken wire all over,


and double up on a big cup of what smokin said!!!!
thank you for your efforts!!!


Edited by Tad - 4/14/09 at 7:42pm
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fledgling.  I wanted to say thank you for everything you do for our country.  Iraq may not be the most popular war but your services are greatly appreciated by many of us.


I would also have to thank you!

Thanks for your selfless efforts to serve the USA!

Regards,

Ryan

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post #8 of 76

Not near as nice and fancy as Tad's, but it does the job.  Since we live in the desert, we built a 3 sided coop under shade trees and made the run secure.  The chickens have access to the run 24/7.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19548_cake_decorating_009.jpg

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I used 80% shade cloth for the run on this one.  not dark enough on hot days.  I'll replace it with metal when the cloth wears out.  I use electric fence to keep critters out. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5831_dscf0409.jpg

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Whatever Nationality......thankyou.

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