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Emslie Hens

By ageewax, Jan 25, 2015 | Updated: Jan 13, 2016 | | |
  1. ageewax
    Update: January 13, 2016
    We have continued to add to the coop as we are learning.
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    My husband and I have four beautiful girls -
    April: White/grey easter egger (lays blue)
    Blondie: Buff Orpington
    Willow: Black Australorp
    Kelly: Barred Plymouth Rock

    I just wanted to share some pictures of them! Scroll to the bottom, as I update regularly!

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    Above: The girls the first night they spent in the coop. It was a work in progress the day they got home, so they spent a day or two inside a tool shed.
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    Above: Clearly they found a sun spot...
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    Above: They really like that roost.
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    Above: I took this picture the day Blondie laid her first egg.
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    Above: The coop! We added a roof to the run because it rained way too much.
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    Above: We get 3 to 4 eggs every day.
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    Above: Willow is more of a lap dog...
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    Above: Don't mind April...
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    Above: Just chillaxing..
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    Above: Willow and April
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    Above: Blondie getting her tan on.
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    Above: Kelly and Blondie today (1/25/2015) after I cleaned the coop.
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    Above: Checking out the clean coop.
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    Above: She's very judgmental...
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    Above: Fluffy butt!
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    Above: Bawkkkk?
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    February 15, 2015
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    Above: Blondie is becoming even more of a lap chicken than Willow!

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    2 above: First real snow storm of the year. The girls were not pleased! And neither was I...
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    Above: First snow storm means putting plastic around the coop. I had to do it myself because my husband is bedridden with pneumonia. He offered to go outside in single-digit temps to help me and didn't quite understand why I said it was a bad idea. So instead he shouted instructions to me from a window. As you can see, the plastic kept the coop and run 16 degrees warmer.

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    My husband and our chicken-watcher Bristol chilling in the snow.

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    So gorgeous at night. First big snow fall of the year.

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    On a whim, we put 100 mealworms in a tank with wheat bran. If we had planned on raising mealworms, obviously we would have bought closer to 1000. But we just came home from the pet store. Anywho - our first beetles!

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  1. ageewax
    The PVC holds Oyster shells.
  2. ageewax
    They all just did the lap thing once they got used to me in the run. I would sit down in the run on an upside down bucket, and they just roosted on me. Once one did it, the rest wanted to be higher up. Didn't need to use food - but I'm sure it would've helped. Maybe try cutting a squash in half long-ways and holding it in your lap? Little cup of worms maybe?
  3. ChickensARGreat
    Nice pictures! I love how Willow is a 'lap' chicken! Haven't been able to get my Golden Comets or Barred Rock to jump on my lap yet!
  4. chickngranny
    What is the J shaped PVC for? Food?
  5. MarcoPollo
    Love these pictures! They sure love resting in the sun :) I always imagine that to a hen, there is nothing better than a newly cleaned coop with fresh, fluffy bedding. You did a great job with that coop design!
  6. Urban Flock
    Great pictures. I like their sunning porch, they do too! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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  8. Mountain Peeps
    I LOVE THE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. birdman55
    Nice looking birds and great design I love the perch that's a branch....great idea
  10. sunflour
    Thank you for sharing. Great photos, beautiful chickens. Love your coop/run.

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