Crazy Six Chicks

By ZakK, May 9, 2012 | | |
  1. ZakK
    Crazy Six Chicks
    I had no idea on how to take care of chickens but I did a little research on here and on Tractor and Supply's website. I even based the design of my coop off of the one I found on Tractor and Supply's website, I'll provide the link to it below. http://www.tractorsupply.com/conten.../livestock_care_raising_poultry_expert_advice



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    I had a swing set in the backyard that I used to built the base and I used the roof from it too. I got the shingles for free from extra ones I had. I used the railings of the swing set/ play set to build the run. The only wood i had to buy is the wood that the walls are made out of.




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    This is the earliest picture I took of the coop.

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    In the mean time, chicks are getting bigger.

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    I put the chicks in the run on a warm day so they can get used to it. i started putting the wire on too. I painted it and added a ramp, they don't use it now but it's there anyways haha.


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    I still have a little finishing touches but this is where they are living right now.


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    The door to get to the run.


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    Three nesting boxes and a window to get the eggs when they start to lay.

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    Down the ramp.

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    The egg window.

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    I love how they drink haha!

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    Thanks for visiting! Just feel free to ask if you have any questions.






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  1. BeulahBreezes
    Great ideas! Very creative!
  2. Roxannemc
    Gread idea the swingswet.. and it came out so Cute!!
    Love the off center slant roof. Unique and appealing.Wish i could say i only bought siding HAHA!!
  3. The Old Yolks
    Very nice, I love repurposing/recycling.

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