Articles from Schroeder

Schroeder's BYC Coop I'll start with the final product: I'd be remiss if I didn't include BYC in the name. I was lucky enough to find this site before I started construction. The coop is 6 x 6 by 6ft inside height. The run is 16 x 16. I insulated the floor, and walls with styrofoam, rather than to spend the big bucks for the good stuff. The ceiling is insulated with foil covered rigid pink foam. I bought minibarn sliding windows, and covered the outside with hardware cloth. The glass...
The Big Coop (a/k/a Chicken Math Coop) I knew the first coop ([URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/schroeders-schroeders-byc-chicken-coop[/URL]) wasn't going to be big enough to suit me, but at the time, I just couldn't justify (esp. to my DW) a larger one. Well, just 2 years later, I built my ultimate coop: My initial inspiration came when I purchased 7 used double paned vinyl windows off of Craig's list for $165. (I used 6 of the 7.) I designed the coop and runs around these windows. The...
Schroeder's Quail Pen (and Brooder) I set off on my quest to create a facility to house coturnix quail without ever having seen a coturnix. I got hooked on the idea from browsing this forum, and have learned just about anything I know of them from this site. I had plenty of time over the winter to take on this project, so I wasn't hurried in thinking out some of the details (okay, my wife says I am a perfectionist). I'm sure as I begin raising the quail I will learn a lot of things that...
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