Articles from roseville9

The coop gets delivered. It is/was an old incubator. Bought it, and another MUCH bigger one for $50 each. Cost $75 each to have them moved 3 miles to our house.They are made of 3.5 inch thick Redwood!! Bart (the Border Collie) checks out the egg trays in the larger incubator. We are half way thru turning it into a sauna! We pulled out lots of copper wiring, pipes and such to recycle and make room. I started out by putting a tin roof on the incubator as the top was flat before. The rows of...
The coop gets delivered. It is/was an old incubator. Bought it, and another MUCH bigger one for $50 each. Cost $75 each to have them moved 3 miles to our house.They are made of 3.5 inch thick Redwood!! Bart (the Border Collie) checks out the egg trays in the larger incubator. We are half way thru turning it into a sauna! We pulled out lots of copper wiring, pipes and such to recycle and make room. I started out by putting a tin roof on the incubator as the top was flat before. The...
The roof is on but not painted yet. This photo shows the two rooms and all the doors wide open. Great access for cleaning/airing out. Roof painted and all the doors closed. The new $5 yard sale window installed and double screened using the old peep trays.
Here is a close up of one of the vents. It has a brass liner and can be completely closed off from inside. A photo of the type of incubator that it once was. The door handles look like this. Cool!
The nest boxes. Made from driftwood (perch) and scrap lumber from other projects. The bottoms are lined with linoleum and will have straw in them. The back is a hinged lid for access from the storage room, that way the girls can stay warm when we collect eggs in the dead of winter. It gets c-c-c-cold here in Prince Edward Island, Canada. This shows the back of the nest boxes, with the lid closed, in the storage room. This is the finished coop. I need to hang the feeder and the waterer....
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