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They don't need much inside!  If you don't want poop all over the top of that wooden nest box, I suggest putting an angled roof on it. Given you have plenty of height, you might even make a storage unit with angled roof/lid. Maybe keep your 10 gallon metal can with lid and bail wink.png  feed storage in there.

I saw the nesting boxes with angled roofs. Am going to work in nestung area. Does make it easy to clean.
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Ok... Ideas needed. I'm planning on keeping my new hatches inside for about 4-5 weeks and then put them outside in a secure run and have a brooder lamp set up in a custom homemade coop. This way they will get acclimated to the weather and introduced to the older birds. I usually wait until week 7 to put them out but with the new house my husband wants to try this outdoor brooder setup. Ideas?? They will NOT be able to reach the older birds for safety.
Edited by TJordan - 1/29/16 at 3:50pm
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this is the new coup 10'x20' with vinyl flooring poop boards and buckets for nesting boxes timed lights automatic "pullet shut chicken door", french doors that I took from another job and one window that opens also from another job only 17 chickens currently but 50 more coming soon. 

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A design that's adorable and fits just about anywhere:)

Yeah, but chicken wire isn't the greatest thing to keep predators out.

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A design that's adorable and fits just about anywhere:)
Very cute, but please replace the chicken wire as previously said. It does not last long and raccoons and dogs can push through it no matter how well you think it is secured to wood.
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this is the new coup 10'x20' with vinyl flooring poop boards and buckets for nesting boxes timed lights automatic "pullet shut chicken door", french doors that I took from another job and one window that opens also from another job only 17 chickens currently but 50 more coming soon. 
Very nice! I am jealous of the 4 extra ft on the length.(I tried for 10x20 and got 10x16,lol!)I really like the open plan too. My large coop is divided up into pens and brooder space while my smaller coop is open like this one. What types of birds are you raising in it?
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We are raising Americanas , jersey Giants, barrel rock,
Silver spangled polish, welsumer, and black copper merans. Oh and one buff orp.
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According to my dog, hardware cloth is great for shredding too....and she's not a big dog either. I made her dog house out an old quail cage I had made from pallets and hardware cloth and added feed bags for insulation. ... She tore up the hardware cloth now it's just a big mass of twisted wires.
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I built a few lean-tos out of discarded plywood and cinder blocks. An old truck bed liner added cover and a hawk hide but this new house will have full time access to a 8'x8' barn coop and covered run. A privacy fence and a patrol dog (who thinks she's a mamma hen) will keep ground predators out.


You have made amazing progress since you first started out!!!!

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According to my dog, hardware cloth is great for shredding too....and she's not a big dog either. I made her dog house out an old quail cage I had made from pallets and hardware cloth and added feed bags for insulation. ... She tore up the hardware cloth now it's just a big mass of twisted wires.


Yup...  I had a dog who could messup chainlink.   During an anxiety attack.   Tore his mouth and nose up pretty bad.

 

None of it is perfect but choosing the best materials you can and fastening it in a manner to promote success is the best you can do. 

 

meaning Hardwarecoth on the inside from where the predator is going to attack

Fastening with Screws and washers instead of nails

Giving the wire some tension during fastening stretching it tight will keep predators from being able to hook teeth in and tug.

using Heavier gauge wire....  The bigger the number of the gauge of the wire the finer the wire.

 

So 12 gauge is bigger than 14 is bigger than 16 is bigger than 18...

 

For instance my next fence is going to be 4 gauge wire...  in the form of cattle panels

The cage wire will be 12 gauge 

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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