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post #21 of 208

impressive....   makes me want to build one of a smaller scale...   thumbsup

post #22 of 208
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Ok... I got some pics of things that might need to be cleared up.  First the roof thing with the wedges, I got a better picture.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03875.jpg

How about some pics of the doors,  The board across the top connects the sides.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03873.jpg

The inside of the doors.... Keep in mind most of these came made this way... all we did was cut the window out and added the hardware cloth.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03874.jpg

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

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Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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post #23 of 208

I love it! smile

Who knew birds could be so addicting..! big_smile

Peafowl: Spalding Cameo, Spalding Cameo White Eyed, Spalding Cameo Silver Pied, Spalding White Eyed, Spalding, Cameo, Cameo Black Shoulder, Midnight Silver Pied, Opal Pied White Eyed, Opal Black Shoulder and Purple Pied White Eyed

~Steven

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Peafowl: Spalding Cameo, Spalding Cameo White Eyed, Spalding Cameo Silver Pied, Spalding White Eyed, Spalding, Cameo, Cameo Black Shoulder, Midnight Silver Pied, Opal Pied White Eyed, Opal Black Shoulder and Purple Pied White Eyed

~Steven

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post #24 of 208
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So here is some more info on the build.  Today we added some pressure treated wood UNDER the legs.  We used some scrap that we cut off the fence we are going to use.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03877.jpg

Several days ago we built the divider walls.  They are made of some larger pallet tops.  (did I tell you we get these from a large printing company and they are odd sizes but GREAT wood).  They are about 53inches tall so no crawling only hunching.... lau  We did not have enough of the same things and the same size so we had to cut and space and improvise with some other salvaged wood from the printers.  We used some 10ft long thick maybe 2 1/2 x 3 wood from some long pallets from another place hide as the base and screwed these pallet tops to the wood after we wrapped it in plastic to protect it since it is going to be on the ground and is not pressure treated.  If that is clear as mud let me know and I will try to clarify for you.

We built them on the ground.  Screwed them to the board put a smaller board across the top to connect them to each other and then added the plastic poultry netting (2 rolls $40)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03790.jpg

In this one at the bottom you can see the board wrapped in plastic.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03789.jpg

So a few weeks ago I found an ad for a yardsale in our neighborhood and they had some free fencing... that is all it said so I drove over to take a look.  Bought some stuff at the yard sale and then remembered they had the fence..... Hubby said I DON'T want it it is old and would not work.  I said WE ARE TAKING IT ANYWAY!

He is singing a different tune now.  We had to cut the rotten bottom off (4 inch or so) and then cut it to the right height 53inches. So this free fencing is now going to be my outside wall and we will use it to make the gate to get into each run.  The scraps will probably be used to... we will have to see.  I have to cover the underside of the back of the coops and may use the scraps for that if they will fit.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03876.jpg

Hubby is over the moon that we got a wall up... me too!!!! wee He said I hope we don't have a wind storm... Not going to rain till wednesday and nothing sever so fl we have it more secure by then. 

OHHHHHH the roof I forgot.  Not pretty but it was cheap.  Hubby said we will paint it.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/92428_dsc03878.jpg

If I forgot something or left something out just ask... I hate to read something and then miss the most important thing I needed to know about. I am more than happy to take more pics of something if you don't understand something.  You are probably not the only one that needs to know.

See ya tomorrow!  More to do... pop

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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post #25 of 208
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Originally Posted by ducklover1 

I love it! smile

Who knew birds could be so addicting..! big_smile


Someone should have told me... hmm I only got them like in March of this year and I have over 100.  Test hatching soon to follow these breeding pens... so more birds soon hide

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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post #26 of 208

Ok. I am a newbie so don't laugh. What exactly are breeding pens? Do you put the Rooster and Hen in there for mating or do you put the hens in there with their clutch of eggs OR..do you put the young chicks in there after they hatch!?

Inquiring mind wants to know!

BTW-Nice job!!

Stay-at-home-Mom with 1 wonderful hubby and 2 amazing kids, 1 poodle, 1 schnauzer, 1 cat, 9 Peppered Cory catfish, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Red Star Sex-links, and 1 Speckled Sussex and a MIL downstairs! Never a dull moment at our house.

My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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Stay-at-home-Mom with 1 wonderful hubby and 2 amazing kids, 1 poodle, 1 schnauzer, 1 cat, 9 Peppered Cory catfish, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Red Star Sex-links, and 1 Speckled Sussex and a MIL downstairs! Never a dull moment at our house.

My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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post #27 of 208

I love them!! clap

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Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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post #29 of 208
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hmmcc123 

Ok. I am a newbie so don't laugh. What exactly are breeding pens? Do you put the Rooster and Hen in there for mating or do you put the hens in there with their clutch of eggs OR..do you put the young chicks in there after they hatch!?

Inquiring mind wants to know!

BTW-Nice job!!


I will be using them for keeping each breed separate for matings. I could use them for broody hens too maybe... maybe not since it is off the ground the chicks would fall too far.  I have thought about using them for grow out pens too for month or two olds to grow till I can put them with the others.  I have enough roosters to fill these ups so I will just probably use them for matings.

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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post #30 of 208
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Where are you getting these great smilies????  Thanks!

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 29, 8 and 6.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

 

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