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Movingand A Big New Coop

  1. ailurophile23
    June 12, 2012 update - Got some bad news - turns out my marriage is over and I will be leaving the lovely farm and new barn discussed below. But I thought I would leave some of the details below on this page in case anyone might find the ideas useful. Guess it's an opportunity to start a new page and a new coop once I find a new home.




    Coop # 2 - February 1, 2012 - Here's the start of the chicken run (36'x11') - you can just see the door into the coop behind the ladders:

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    Here's the door from the run into the coop - this one swings into the coop and can be latched open - there will be a second outer door (solid) that swings into the run and can be latched open (or closed if the weather is too bad):

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    This is the door from the coop into the interior of the barn:

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    February 20 - it was finally warm enough Friday and Saturday to put on two coats of paint in the coop - then we got 8 inches of snow on Sunday! The following pictures are panning from left to right (or from the door to the outside run over towards the door to the inside of the barn). Also, the roosts and the roof on the nest boxes are dark green - everything else is white on these two walls. The other two walls are the bare wood - they will be sealed at some point!


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  1. ailurophile23
    Thanks - it's a power point presentation and once I present it, I'd be glad to share it - maybe post it as another page here. The presentation is not until May 8 but feel free to remind me after that if I forget to post it.
  2. 3forfree
    Thanks for the info on the Vick dogs. Good luck with your presentation. Any chance of reading it?
  3. ailurophile23
    22 went to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and the remaining 25 went to 7 other rescues. Some have been adopted. I haven't searched FB yet, but apparently many of these dogs have Facebook pages (especially once they have been adopted) and more info can be found there.
  4. 3forfree
    My wife and I wondered where the Vick dogs ended up, we had talked about asking for some of them.
  5. 3forfree
    we had acouple of "bait dogs" in the rescue for awhile. Got them from a fighting group in a town not far from mine. They were nice dogs, alittle timid at first but came around to be able to walk on a leash,and taught some simple commands.
  6. ailurophile23
    I completely agree. I'm actually in the process of putting together a presentation on the Vick dogs and where they are now - if being able to rehab them doesn't prove that it's not the dog but the owner that is the problem, I don't know what does!
  7. 3forfree
    I had a pit rescue for about a year, and had everything from 2mo litters to adults that were blind and crippled with artheritis, and never had a bad one. That's why I advocate BSL. We had a pit get together acouple of years ago when we were still doing the rescue, and had soooooo many show up with dogs dressed in leather, spiked collers, carrying attitudes, both the dog and the so called owner. The dog is never the problem it's always the owner.
  8. ailurophile23
    I adopted a pittie cross from Best Friends back in January 2011 - she is such a huge sweetheart and meeting some of the other pits out there was so much fun - they are truly wonderful dogs.
  9. 3forfree
    Nice place. thanks for the nice words about my sig and pit. He's one of two that I have,only a pup in avatar, now he's almost 2yo and 80lbs.
  10. ailurophile23
    We just finished moving Sunday - the chickens seem to like their new coop and I hope to get pics tonight. They haven't missed a beat with laying eggs - got 5 eggs from 7 chickens the first day there. Now if we can just get their run enclosed.....

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