Articles from Galaxie_Man

Here is what my coop looked like after the basic building was done. I have posted photos of the whole project. The roosts, nesting boxes, and outdoor run photos have also been posted. The birds seem to be very content in their new home. They are usually just in the run, but get free-ranged as often as possible. Due to the predator problem, they get locked in at night and let out early in the morning. Here is a photo of my nesting boxes right after I mounted them. This is the detailed...
A Photo Documentary of the Run Build Ok...so here is a photo documentary of the construction of the outdoor run. It is 8'W X 12'L X 8'H. All framing was done with PT 2 X 4's, the top and sides covered with chicken wire, and the bottom 4 feet is 1/2" hardware cloth. I have a tarp over part of the top for shelter. The first winter I discovered that tarps don't work so well when they get covered with snow. I have changed the roof to be corrugated roofing that goes the entire...
A photo documentary of the coop build This is the first "ground up" carpentry project I have ever undertaken. I had a plan in my head that I sketched out on paper, and bought most of the materials at Home depot. I impressed myself with how well it came out. I had done renovations on my old house I used to have, but the basic structure was always there to reference. I gutted the bathroom twice, gutted and renovated the kitchen (cabinets done by pros), and a major overhaul and update of...
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