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Oz, will the row coops have 1 door each or 1 common door for all?

 

Scott

There will be a human access door on the rear of each coop and a gate into each of the runs from the front. The internal dividers and front of the coops, as well as the runs will be the green mesh. Floors are 1/2 plywood - We lose too much rice husk through the bamboo floors in the other coops.

Thanks, and the floor is about 3ft off the ground?

 

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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post #3182 of 14235
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Originally Posted by scottcaddy View Post

Thanks, and the floor is about 3ft off the ground?

 

Scott

30 inches min.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
post #3183 of 14235

Looks good. Loving the new coops too. That green mesh looks like a great material. Is that the used fishing net you mentioned earlier or is that new stuff?

post #3184 of 14235
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Looks good. Loving the new coops too. That green mesh looks like a great material. Is that the used fishing net you mentioned earlier or is that new stuff?

The mesh is essentially plastic chicken wire. The regular stuff would not last 6 months with our salt laden onshore breeze. Its structural properties are similar to chicken wire. We don't have the predators of the great continents that will chew their way in and just in case we use GI sheet for the lower 2 feet.

The fish net is knotted poly rope. Its perfect for temporary paddocks.
Edited by ozexpat - 8/10/13 at 9:34am

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
post #3185 of 14235

Oz  I was noticing in the photos of the roof and the trees in the back ground.  They all lean toward the roof.  Does the ongoing breeze flow that way?

 

Love love love the pictures of everything.  As a mom too, having a fence around the property makes me feel more secure about the kids running out in the yard and playing. 

 

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

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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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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post #3186 of 14235
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Oz  I was noticing in the photos of the roof and the trees in the back ground.  They all lean toward the roof.  Does the ongoing breeze flow that way?

 

Love love love the pictures of everything.  As a mom too, having a fence around the property makes me feel more secure about the kids running out in the yard and playing. 

 

deb

 

Coconut trees tend to lean into the wind.

 

The new coops are designed to have minimal exposure to prevailing winds. The peak of the roof is away from the wind. I may cover the thatch on the coops with fishnet before the Christmas winds start. We get a constant 10-20 knot wind for 2 months straight. The thatch normally holds up ok. It lasts longer than galvanized corrugated steel. Its downfalls in building is that its rather flammable and organic material falls continuously - making floors always in need of a sweep - the chickens dont mind though.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
post #3187 of 14235
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Originally Posted by scottcaddy View Post

Thanks, and the floor is about 3ft off the ground?

 

Scott

30 inches min.

Not enough for my older joints anymore, I need at least 3 ft. But your a younger man anyway so is ok for you!

 

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

Reply

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

Reply
post #3188 of 14235
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Not enough for my older joints anymore, I need at least 3 ft. But your a younger man anyway so is ok for you!

 

Scott

Yeah, I would need a long pole to encourage the chickens out from it.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
post #3189 of 14235
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Originally Posted by perchie.girl View Post

Oz  I was noticing in the photos of the roof and the trees in the back ground.  They all lean toward the roof.  Does the ongoing breeze flow that way?

 

Love love love the pictures of everything.  As a mom too, having a fence around the property makes me feel more secure about the kids running out in the yard and playing. 

 

deb

 

Coconut trees tend to lean into the wind.

 

The new coops are designed to have minimal exposure to prevailing winds. The peak of the roof is away from the wind. I may cover the thatch on the coops with fishnet before the Christmas winds start. We get a constant 10-20 knot wind for 2 months straight. The thatch normally holds up ok. It lasts longer than galvanized corrugated steel. Its downfalls in building is that its rather flammable and organic material falls continuously - making floors always in need of a sweep - the chickens dont mind though.

Wow I did no know that.....  Very interesting..... pop.gif

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

 

Reply

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

 

Reply
post #3190 of 14235
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Wow I did no know that.....  Very interesting..... pop.gif

Yeah here are the trees closest that get the most wind - It comes from the North - the left in the photo

 

 

The trees near the road (500 feet back) are quite straight.

 

 

 

Nature is a funny thing

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
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