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post #21 of 30

Awesome! Thank you for the info!

post #22 of 30
What an awesome coop! So clever! Something I might try during my short intervals of free time from my small boys. I have sheet metal and was wanting to use it somehow for my new coop. Love the 5 gallon bucket idea for nesting boxes too.
post #23 of 30
Aloha, I live in Lawai, and just started in the chicken world. I have 12 red sexlinks, 13 weeks old, and hoping for eggs in 4-6 weeks. I have them in 4 Costco chicken coops, 3 in each, and added feeders and waterers to each. I got them at 3 days from a friend that orders regularly from the mainland I think. Happy to discuss any issues you have. I love my girls!
post #24 of 30

Late to the game - but I absolutely love your coop! Simple and spacious, I have saved your pic for my "coop inspo" folder. 

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Currently being the extra flock member for my only remaining hen.

Being the mum to my Man Child.

Cat fiend.

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post #25 of 30

Love your coop!  BTW I'm a little jealous of you living in paradise.  One day I may actually get there

Kristy in NC

post #26 of 30
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Sorry for the digging up of old threads.  I hope the coop is working out, if you were to put about 1' of 1/2' HC on the bottom sticking out as a skirt and use landscape pins it will help to prevent things from digging under.  it does make a tractor harder to move but its well worth it in the long run.  You could also take a 2' width HC and go around the bottom of the coop overlapping the CW and that would give your chicken more protection not only from your own dog, but other ground animals... that still wouldn't make it fort knox, but your chickens would stand a lot better chance at night. good luck to you!:thumbsup 


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post #27 of 30
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Sorry for the digging up of old threads.  I hope the coop is working out, if you were to put about 1' of 1/2' HC on the bottom sticking out as a skirt and use landscape pins it will help to prevent things from digging under.  it does make a tractor harder to move but its well worth it in the long run.  You could also take a 2' width HC and go around the bottom of the coop overlapping the CW and that would give your chicken more protection not only from your own dog, but other ground animals... that still wouldn't make it fort knox, but your chickens would stand a lot better chance at night. good luck to you!thumbsup.gif  

Did you even read the thread? They are on an island where chickens roam wild and they don't have digging predators.

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post #28 of 30
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Did you even read the thread? They are on an island where chickens roam wild and they don't have digging predators.

I read most of it yes... and I'm sorry but most ground predators know how to lift a light weight structure with their nose... a skirt protects that, also they do have a digging predator because they themselves even stated they were unsure of their own dog and I would imagine that they have other people on the island with other dogs and maybe... just maybe a cat or two you think????  Human brought predators are still predators.  I love the coop and was not trying to be judgmental just offering (late) suggestions as I'm one who prefers to sleep well at night knowing they are protected from all predators, natural or non.

 

Either way, buck up buttercup... its Friday! :thumbsup 


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post #29 of 30
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I read most of it yes... and I'm sorry but most ground predators know how to lift a light weight structure with their nose... a skirt protects that, also they do have a digging predator because they themselves even stated they were unsure of their own dog and I would imagine that they have other people on the island with other dogs and maybe... just maybe a cat or two you think????  Human brought predators are still predators.  I love the coop and was not trying to be judgmental just offering (late) suggestions as I'm one who prefers to sleep well at night knowing they are protected from all predators, natural or non.

 

Either way, buck up buttercup... its Friday! :thumbsup 

 

:rolleyes:

 

Sorry for what?

 

Yes, I know about skirts. I have one on my run as well. Not everyone's predator "proofing" needs are the same. My run is not bear proof.

 

Friday is the same as any other day in my world. Buttercup. :cool:

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RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans.

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post #30 of 30
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Sorry for what?

Yes, I know about skirts. I have one on my run as well. Not everyone's predator "proofing" needs are the same. My run is not bear proof.

Friday is the same as any other day in my world. Buttercup. cool.png

Suggestions are friendly and should be taken that way.

Then buck up, you are alive buttercup
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