Originally Posted by athalia17
Thanks for the input Minnesotanice!! Makes me feel better! Going to purchase one soon.
Here's the pics of our coop.
Outside of coop.
Small feed and storage area in front with a door to the main coop.
Ok, I need to shake the tarp out. You can see how the roost is hinged and can lift up. It rests on a shelf. The walls are white because we stapled up tyvek (house wrap), and will tear it down and replace it as opposed to having to hose things off.
These are better views of the little run underneath the roost. It's made of two doors that can be removed so it's all open. This is where my broody hen is.
Ok, this was dumb... I used the poultry dust without gloves. Days later my one hand is all red and cracking. Sucks. Make sure you always where gloves if you have to use it.
that is a nice setup! I really like the little broody quarters.
Was that sevin or flower/poultry dust? And some of the poultry dust is more toxic that others. The diff is in the pyrethrium and the permithrin or something, I always have to look it up if I am not seeing the normal brand I use. Regardless, it is a good idea to use gloves, to wash your clothes afterwards and take a shower, and also to wear a mask or at the very very least, a bandana over your face. Also best to dust outside if you can manage that because less chance of you breathing it in. THe dust part is a disadvantage to the drop on the back of the neck. But I go for flower dust every time.
Funny, I jsut checked the girls this morning for mites/lice and they came up clean.
THe rooster, whose comb was so badly frostbitten, has the dead black part hanging off his comb. Bet it is gone all the way when I get back today. He had such a pretty comb too, before it all froze off.
way too much snow here, I got a little more than 3 inches.
enjoy the day!