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Some coop pics. Im renting to own my coop from a shed company. It was pretty nice that i could basically design it myself. Id like to change a few things but here it is and i love it!

I built a poop table out of scrap with a brooder below. Right now i have 6 chicks and 6 older hens. We can only have 15 chickens in kcmo so the brooder will become a ppace to put broody, sick or injured birds. All i need to do is purchase the stall dry for the tabletop. Whole building is 12x18.

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Those lucky birds very nice.
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send some of your rain to western NC.  PLEASE!!! We are in a drought situation here. I have been on byc for a long time.  Right now I have 4 orps, 4comets two wyn, and some roosters.  They are young and not laying yet.  I had to give up a flock last yr. because of my health.  I missed them so much , I have started a new flock.  I miss some of the girls really bad.  I had one Jaerhon that was sooo sweet.  

  Love 1 hb,,  my children, many grands, one spoiled rotten cat,  mtns, chicks, crochet, lots of friends. My hens and a few sweet roos      NPIP 55928
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  Love 1 hb,,  my children, many grands, one spoiled rotten cat,  mtns, chicks, crochet, lots of friends. My hens and a few sweet roos      NPIP 55928
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Some coop pics. Im renting to own my coop from a shed company. It was pretty nice that i could basically design it myself. Id like to change a few things but here it is and i love it!

I built a poop table out of scrap with a brooder below. Right now i have 6 chicks and 6 older hens. We can only have 15 chickens in kcmo so the brooder will become a ppace to put broody, sick or injured birds. All i need to do is purchase the stall dry for the tabletop. Whole building is 12x18.

 

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Looks good! As far as a place to put a broody, are you talking about a place for her to incubate eggs and brood chicks or a place to bust her? If the latter, that pretty much requires being up off the ground in a wire bottom cage so she can't lay down and stay hot underneath.

 

You can put your location in your profile and it will show up on all your posts. That way people don't have to ask "where are you located" if you have a question for which the answer may be different depending on where you live. I know *I* won't remember that you live in Kansas City, Missouri. 

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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I thought broody meant it was a moody chicken that picked on other birds. So i guess i meant i would use it as time out for a bully chickens. Ive had chickens about 3months and the coop only 1month smile.png im a noob
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I thought broody meant it was a moody chicken that picked on other birds. So i guess i meant i would use it as time out for a bully chickens. Ive had chickens about 3months and the coop only 1month smile.png im a noob

In my experience a hen is either a mom or not, i never noticed 'broody' behavior come and go but i only had one good mom and she was always ready for babies.

As to time out, i dont tolerate bullies and i design coop and run so chicks can not be cornered and always have room to escape the occasional attack. The trick is to prevent injury because any injury will trigger aggressive behavior by all the flock and the injured bird will be killed. Chickens are cannibles.
No pets, no roosters, just grandchildren, 3 vehicles, one collapsed garage, one pole barn, one chicken coop, lots of moles i share with neighbors and a house that will never be finished......
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No pets, no roosters, just grandchildren, 3 vehicles, one collapsed garage, one pole barn, one chicken coop, lots of moles i share with neighbors and a house that will never be finished......
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gpeters3, care to share a couple of tips on designing for chick protection from bullies?  I'm trying to figure out my coop construction and this would help!  

 

Thanks,

Ed

Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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gpeters3, care to share a couple of tips on designing for chick protection from bullies?  I'm trying to figure out my coop construction and this would help!

I'm not gpeters3 but I can give some advice...

If at all possible avoid 90° corners, put something in the corner or miter them... Also put in the coop to create an obstacle course in the coop/run this provides cover for smaller birds, things like chairs, tables, benches, even a cinder block or two, rocks etc... A platform about 8-10" off the ground is great to provide shelter for young birds... Things chicks can duck under or into, or move around quickly and avoid the bigger birds... Some people even make 'safe rooms' basically a small section of the coop that has a small door that only smaller birds can get through...
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I'm not gpeters3 but I can give some advice...

If at all possible avoid 90° corners, put something in the corner or miter them... Also put in the coop to create an obstacle course in the coop/run this provides cover for smaller birds, things like chairs, tables, benches, even a cinder block or two, rocks etc... A platform about 8-10" off the ground is great to provide shelter for young birds... Things chicks can duck under or into, or move around quickly and avoid the bigger birds... Some people even make 'safe rooms' basically a small section of the coop that has a small door that only smaller birds can get through...

 

 

How do you keep from having 90* corners? I need to get my run ready for my eight babies and three hens.

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My girls names are: Celestia, Nightmare Moon, Torchic and we lost Alucard. That's right they are from My Little Pony, Pokeman, and Hellsing.
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Thanks MB. I was planning on rounding the corners out and a short table type of structure out in the run.  Since it will be a while before I have to worry about chicks being picked on I'll concentrate what will have to be built into the structure such as the rounded corners.  The thought of a safe room is interesting, too...

 

Ed

Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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