Articles from mdbokc

We wanted a fence to keep chickens in (7' high), not trying to keep predators out. The arrangement is visually pleasing as the fence is basically not seen once you are about 15 feet away from it. It is easy to put together and relocate as necessary. The basics are 2' high chicken wire at ground, deer netting above. The deer netting (7'x100' from Lowe's @ $12/roll) is suspended by looping it over electric fence wire (not hooked up to electricity). I ran mason line using a needle made of...
We built an 8' x12' walk-in coop. I used large, 36" overhangs to keep the sun off the coop walls. They also keep rain, even wind driven rain, out of the coop and away from the windows on the sides. Below, I left the tops of the walls open between the roof trusses. Cut hardware cloth to length and shaped using a 2 x 4. The excellent air flow keeps the coop cool throughout the summer with no temperature increase in the coop from outside temperatures. Air exchange or air quality is...
Life is good in Oklahoma...for some chickens. We keep RIR and Golden Comets. We order from Cackle Hatchery as needed. GC - 2 weeks old RIR - 2 weeks
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