Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Ann- it is looking very good!!
....little reminders/suggestions....ventilation at the top of your coop..looks like you have plenty of room for a couple vents at your roof area...the girls are gonna need fresh air- not drafts, but air circulation so moisture doesn't build up:) ...also, chickens will eat anything...really, it can get gross sometimes:sick ..anyway, that is another thread...hahaha, maybe file some of that extra foam insulation off & out of there. I see some of that blue stuff too...sometimes just a steak knife or even a box cutter will do the trick! I have read were they picked an entire foam cooler apart!!! I didn't finish reading to see how THAT worked out:rolleyes: ...not good I am sure....your doing a great job!! just little things to help them and you out! What are you going to be using for bedding? What method I guess I should ask?... Glad to hear your getting to talk 'chicken shop" out of the house;) ..hahahaha..it really is an adventure..SO much to learn!!!! Just wait till you finally get your girls!!!
...hahahha....also to throw a little more thinking your way..What type of feeder and water system will you be going with? Will you be supplying electricity to the coop? Thinking of these things now...( there is more:smack ).. can help alot down the road...if you are thinking of having any of that in the coop, now would be a good time to address it...so you don't have to go back and re-work/modify the whole outfit later....checking out the coop threads might give you more ideas to work into your plans....Have fun!!!
We are going home tomorrow, can't wait to get back and play with the girls..hahaha
**Stake- Hoping your day is getting better:fl ...
Thank you all. Going out now to scrape put the extra insulation. Also, it's hard to see in the picture, but I have a little door above the big back door, that opens up to allow ventilation. I put hardware cloth behind it to deter any "visitors". Will take a pic later.
I will also make to sure seal up the blue insulation too, I'm just trying to get the basics down before bad weather comes, so I can put the coop in place.
I think for beddding I am going to use straw or hay (I always forget which one has seeds
). The chicken seminar I went to yesterday was helpful, and although I liked their choice of doing the "French intensive" method, I don't have quite enough room for that.
I think I am going to put nipple waterers in the run and the coop, and I won't be supplying electricity for the coop. However, if need be, we could run an extension cord , it's pretty close.
I also excited to get started! Holding those little chicklets yesterday was too much fun! I will be looking for chicks in February.... Just a hint...