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What kind of chicken is that?!

It looks like a nicely feathered vulture's head!


Edited by FlyWheel - 12/14/16 at 3:30pm

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES in South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

Seven Easter Eggers, a Black Australorp, 1 Cuckoo Marans, An old Production Red,

and some really prolific oak trees!

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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES in South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

Seven Easter Eggers, a Black Australorp, 1 Cuckoo Marans, An old Production Red,

and some really prolific oak trees!

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Yes, we were thinking of putting something on top of the board to give their feet a little more area to hold onto.
I don't really care where they roost. I just thought it was funny that they chose that. I guess my only concern with roosting there is that the opening is right there and we are now in single digits here and it's going to be dipping below zero with lots of wind in the next week. I suppose if it's too cold for them there they'll move though. smile.png
 

You may consider covering the windward side ether with plastic, or just place temporary plywood against the lower portion of the open run area.   You want ventilation and just avoid drafts.  My thinking that with windward side blocked, there would be no draft up the floor opening. :idunno

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You may consider covering the windward side ether with plastic, or just place temporary plywood against the lower portion of the open run area.   You want ventilation and just avoid drafts.  My thinking that with windward side blocked, there would be no draft up the floor opening. idunno.gif

That's a good idea. The whole thing is mostly blocked from the wind by our garage so we'd probably only have to do that to one side. Easy enough. Thanks for the tip!
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Oops, here's that picture.

 

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Our girls have been in this coop for a little over a month now and have been going up and down the ramp with no problems. Maybe because we have a little bit more of a "landing" at the top of the ramp?  Yep, with only a 4x4 floor space there's not much room for a landing inside the coop.

Here's a more recent picture of the inside that shows the board we added along the edge of the opening to keep the bedding from being kicked down the opening. They now choose to roost on that board instead of the pole we put in the coop. 😆[IMG][/IMG]  Chickens really like to do their own thing, don't they? :D
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If you would have sent your silkies to Mountaineering Camp they would have made that ramp in a FLASH. :gig

TeeHee - unfortunately with flightless Silkies there's only so much Mountaineering Camp can do for them!
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That's a good idea. The whole thing is mostly blocked from the wind by our garage so we'd probably only have to do that to one side. Easy enough. Thanks for the tip!


What we did to cover the floor ramp opening was put a piece of plywood at night across the opening on very windy or stormy evenings.  Of course, now that we've permanently closed the opening from the Silkies, the plywood stays over the hole all the time so their only access is through the outside wall pop-door.

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What we did to cover the floor ramp opening was put a piece of plywood at night across the opening on very windy or stormy evenings.  Of course, now that we've permanently closed the opening from the Silkies, the plywood stays over the hole all the time so their only access is through the outside wall pop-door.
Our ramp is on hinges and raises up and doubles as a door. We keep it open for ventilation but we did it that way so that we'd have the option to close it in extreme weather. This Sunday we're forecast to have a high of -8 so we'll probably close it then. I just bought a wireless thermometer for the coop that tracks humidity too. I'll have to keep an eye on the humidity in there when the door is closed.
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It's a pumkin hulsey Gamefowl chicken

FOLLOW MY FORUM IT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO MY GRANDPARENTS WHO INSPIRED ME SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY. NOW I HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO SEE EXACTLY HOW FAR I CAN GO....

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940456/building-paradise-for-the-birds

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/beginners-guide-for-the-red-golden-pheasant-pic-heavy-with-mutation-pics

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FOLLOW MY FORUM IT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO MY GRANDPARENTS WHO INSPIRED ME SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY. NOW I HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO SEE EXACTLY HOW FAR I CAN GO....

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940456/building-paradise-for-the-birds

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/beginners-guide-for-the-red-golden-pheasant-pic-heavy-with-mutation-pics

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FOLLOW MY FORUM IT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO MY GRANDPARENTS WHO INSPIRED ME SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY. NOW I HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO SEE EXACTLY HOW FAR I CAN GO....

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940456/building-paradise-for-the-birds

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/beginners-guide-for-the-red-golden-pheasant-pic-heavy-with-mutation-pics

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FOLLOW MY FORUM IT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO MY GRANDPARENTS WHO INSPIRED ME SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY. NOW I HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO SEE EXACTLY HOW FAR I CAN GO....

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940456/building-paradise-for-the-birds

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/beginners-guide-for-the-red-golden-pheasant-pic-heavy-with-mutation-pics

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Our ramp is on hinges and raises up and doubles as a door. We keep it open for ventilation but we did it that way so that we'd have the option to close it in extreme weather. This Sunday we're forecast to have a high of -8 so we'll probably close it then. I just bought a wireless thermometer for the coop that tracks humidity too. I'll have to keep an eye on the humidity in there when the door is closed.

 

 

Can't imagine freezing temps!  We don't get below freezing here and our pop-door stays open all the time.  The coop has an enclosed run so we have the option of keeping the pop-door open and that way the hens can come out into the run in the morning any time they want until we let them out to forage for the day.  Having the humidity thermometer is a good idea for your enclosed coop.

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