Little Tykes Coop

  1. Barred Babies
    I saw alot of great posts about the Little Tykes Coop! Never thought I'd need to go that route till someone posted that they use it as a grow out coop. So I got this great idea that I could make one and place inside my run to put 4 - 8 week olds in there. I posted a wanted ad on Freecycle and had 4 people email me offering me one. For less than $20 I had all the openings covered in hardware cloth and a latch on the door!
    Here's a couple of pics of the finished coop and where I had it in my run.
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    Well after about a week and a few bad rain storns it got completly nasty in there and just wouldn't dry out. Also with the feeder and waterer there just wasn't much room, so I removed them and put them back in their brooder.
    So after a couple of weeks I decided to add another section to my run. I enclosed a 8x8 section and placed the house in there caulked where the 2 sections of the roof meet to try to keep it as dry as possible in there. So now I have happy babies! Their almost 13 weeks old now.
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    Here's my little black sex link. (even though she looks brown in the pic) Caught her roosting on top the house when I went out to check on them when I got home from work the day after I finished it. I don't think she ever slept inside unless it was storming!!
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