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Echlfans Chicken Coop

By echlfan, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    This is our first foray into chickens. We hatched ducks for my little girls class 2 years ago.
    My friend got me hooked when she told me about hers. She wanted to do another order.
    I planned it all out & sprung it on my husband 3 days before ordering it. He wasn't totally excited, lol.
    But once he figured out they were not as stinky as the ducks & they would not be in the house,
    he was much happier. What really got him was the selling the extra eggs &getting to build the coop!
    A chance to use the power tools, lol.

    We have 3 EEs, 1 Blk Astralorp, 1 RIR & 1 GSL. The coop is called Fowl Manor.
    We have Artemis Fowl, Holly Short, Opal Coboi, Juliet, Butler & Mulch Diggums.
    Names come from the Artemis Fowl series.


    Click on pictures to enlarge.
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    Picked the spot for the coop.
    The patio seemed the best
    option for us. The run will extend to
    dirt area on the back side.

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    Framing & Floor done.
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    We got most of the plywood up
    for the sides.
    Added the door & nest box cabinet.


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    Coop completed (mostly).
    Painted & added a corrugated
    rubberish roof. High ventilation all around.
    2-15x15 windows
    across from each other that catch
    breezes well & 1 facing our girls
    window so they can watch the chickens.
    Also have a bottle of Antibac
    hanging from the window grid.


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    (Outside closed--outside open--Inside view)

    Close up of nest box cabinet.
    Found the cabinet someone was
    tossing after a remodel.
    Egg collection will be
    easy from outside.

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    This is Holly. She is a BA.

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    Here are my 3 EEs. Opal, Mulch & Butler.

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    This is Juliet. She is a GSL.




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    This is Artemis. She is a RIR.





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    We have a momma dove with 2 babies
    living on top of the coop.





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