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I added plumbing for an additional $15 and an "auto feeder" for $7. Hardware costs were probably about $30 and all of the rest is pure grit and determination to get the chicks into their new home.
I purchased one of those kits, it's on the right of the photo. The thing looked VERY Small once I had it up. In the end, I decided to raise more chickens than the two or so the kit recommended. So, I started literally throwing down...
Here is an anecdote of no small amusement: Shortly after Johnson our Rooster was eaten by a bear I decided to look for a new rooster.(See "The Three Little Pigs (Except with Chickens) Story moved to Member Pages) Partly cause I missed him and...
Well, I decided I wanted to try and raise a flock of chickens. I needed to get a coop. I spent a lot of time looking around at the prefabricated coops and decided I could build one better and for less money. Well I have bumbled a little along the...
CASA DE POLLO" -- Beautiful & Functional Dream Chicken Coop with attached Run Welcome to my chicken coop: "Casa De Pollo"! This is a very beautiful and very functional chicken coop with attached run that my husband made for me (along with...
This is a recent renovation of our previous coop. We expanded the run to triple its original size which allowed for more shade and happier hens! Then we removed the "box" portion where the girls slept and nested. We built the new hen...
In early Spring 2014, we began with 6 pullets and the need of someplace to keep them safe. So this is what I built over the course of 6 weeks in the garage. It has served us well over the last year and a half, but we did lose 3 hens (from free...
I am going through the thread (link to post #1 here) and copy/pasting all the relevant info to this page(the thread is currently over 200 pgs long... after just 20 some pages I was already sick of A.) reading a few posts and then having to hit...
Two first-timers left off sitting on a dozen eggs half-way through the deal. Eggs were cold but I put them in the incubator just in case there was a faint heart-beat.. To date, 5 healthy chicks,( three already adopted by one mother, 4 to hatch, 3...
~ Sally Sunshine Poultry ~ "Hinkel Haus" made of pallets and recycled wood picket fencing From PA! Hinkel is PA Dutch for Chicken btw! DETAILS FOLLOWING Final coop Pics! Mostly recycled materials for the coop, 2 paint...
Our coop has been a work in progress since we got our girls (and a few boys that snuck in there somehow). It is coming along nicely and starting to look finished. Today we added the nesting boxes, hung feeders and water, installed a new...
So my girlfriend and I have been talking about chickens for a few weeks now so we decided to build a coop yesterday. We had picked up some A-Frame braces from a local granite counter top dealer that I had in the garage so we decided to modify...
So here goes... My wife is a 4K teacher, and hatches eggs in her class every year. I've been threatening for years to keep the chicks. This year, we only had 1 hatch, so I decided to keep her around long term. I built a brooding box out of...
Our latest addition to our small 31+ acre hobby farm here in the Ozarks. The ground breaking. Our 3 sons were a big help digging the holes for the posts. The youngest was probably bringing us lemonade from the house :) Basic frame 10'x10'. We...
Cases of Salmonella "outbreaks" are being reported in Montana. We need look no further than politics and weighty government control to see what this is pecking at-More foxes guarding the henhouse. For those of you..and there are many,thankfully,...
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