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good question.  If they're bothering it, we put them in the tractor.  Sometimes we like them to be in the garden--like when the Japanese beetles invade.  This year, we're toying with the idea of fencing all or part of the garden.

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Oh Horsewishr ....

I'd love to get whoever made that beautiful coop, to come and make me one ....

it is GORGEOUS !!!

LeeLee

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Oh Horsewishr ....

I'd love to get whoever made that beautiful coop, to come and make me one ....

it is GORGEOUS !!!

LeeLee

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Thanks.  It was a playhouse for the little girl who used to live here.  My husband and I retro-fitted it for the chickens.  The nest box was my design--and I did the finishing details myself!!

post #34 of 616

Horsewishr, How large is your coop?? It is so cute!

I love everyone's different ideas of nest boxes--no reason you would have to build one-it looks like they are pretty 'flexible' with the needs..Thank you all for sharing your great ideas..Dixie

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2 RIR, 2 BO, 1 BR,  4 true Ameraucanas, 2 Black Copper Marans  --looking to add a few SLW, GLW and Blue Copper Marans --Oh, the Chicken Math!!!
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post #35 of 616

I think the whole playhouse is 8x12.  It's divided on the inside, so the chickens don't have access to the whole thing.  This weekend we're expanding the chickens' quarters to about 70 sq.ft.  (since we're adding 4 more pullets in a few weeks).

post #36 of 616

Here's our unique nestboxes - made from unused stuff just laying around. We added on the entire section for these nestboxes in the last couple months to allow for a larger flock.

Inside our coop...

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lexeroni/DSC02776.jpg

View from outside the coop where we gather the eggs...

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lexeroni/DSC02779.jpg

You can see more pics of the entire add-on process on my personal page if you're really bored.

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You can't fix stupid, but you sure can numb it with a 2x4
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www.oregonpoultryswap.com

 

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post #37 of 616
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ep wow ya'll good looking and very imaginative nest boxs. I found that mine hens will lay an eggs anywhere now, I went out to collect after I had turned my hens out to free range and it looked like the easter bunny had just came by, I had one in my girls little orange push car cubby, one in a dogs food bowl,(no wonder he was giving me dirty looks), and one in a old spare tire.D:jumpy:cd:jumpy
Keep up the good building ya'll and keep posting those great pics.yippiechickie

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post #38 of 616

this is a great thread, especially for us newbies! Would the admins.  be willing to start new sections of the same,for tractors and maybe water/ feed systems, ect. as well. Multiple ideas of the basics would offer so many more options for those of us  just starting out. For instance, my Bf and I work for a company that has LOTS of 5 gallon buckets it throws out, these would be so easy for us to build nesting places out of them, based on what I've seen here.

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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa319/justino13/ChickenCoop4.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa319/justino13/ChickenCoop1.jpg

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http://dirtyseagulls.deviantart.com/ Check out my artwork you guys! I do cartoooons!
YOU FORGOT THE PICKLES!!!

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post #40 of 616

lol...That is so cool..seeing all these pics gave me all kinds of ideas for my coop...


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