Articles from Dark Dozens

Dark Dozens - The Coop Building the coop: The coop is 5 by 6 feet. The run is 5 by 16 feet. It was built to house 8 Buff Orpingtons. The design was inspired by a coop I saw outside the local farming supply store, pictures I found on backyardchickens.com, and a shed that I built in 2009. I used pressure treated lumber for framing the floor and for framing the run. Everything else is framed with standard 2 x 4's The siding is T1-11. The floor and roof are exterior grade plywood. Asphalt...
Dark Dozens - The Chicken Tractor Building the coop The chicken tractor is approximately 7 by 7 feet. The coop section is approximately 3 x 4 feet. I used standard and pressure treated lumber to frame the tractor. The coop section is made from T1-11 and exterior grade plywood. Asphalt shingles and drip edge were used for the roof of the dormer and the nesting box. Half inch hardware cloth, poultry fencing, and 2" x 3" galvanized fencing was used to enclose the run. 10 inch knobby tire...
Buff Orpington - 1 1/2 years old Buff Orpington Chicks - 2 days old Buff Orpington Chicks - 2 days old Buff Orpington Cockerel - 4 1/2 weeks old Buff Orpingtons - 11 weeks old Buff Orpingtons - 19 weeks old First Buff Orpington Egg - 25 weeks old Partridge Cochins with Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rock in the background - 2/11/12 Barred Rock Chick - 3 days old Partridge Cochin Chick - 3 days old Barred Rock - 10 weeks old Partridge Cochins - 10 weeks old Barred Rock - 21 weeks old Partridge...
Dark Dozens Buff Orpington Chicks - 2 days old The Coop and Run Buff Orpington Chicks - 2 days old Buff Orpingtons - 4 weeks old Buff Orpingtons - 11 weeks old Buff Orpingtons - 19 weeks old First Egg - 25 weeks
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