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Nanaimo Coop

By oceanmassey, Aug 10, 2014 | Updated: Sep 1, 2014 | | |
  1. oceanmassey
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    We borrowed the idea from the California coop on this website
    www.backyardchickens.com/a/california-chicken-coop-plans-drawings-included
    A concrete outer foundation with an inner 1/4 wire mesh floor covered with sand was used as a floor
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    Our Columbian Rocks use a "poop blanket" underneath their chicken roost . The blanket is emptied every morning into the compost. Sand is used for an inner bed through out the coop. The poop can be emptied much like a cat litter box. So far no smell :)
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    The nesting boxes are on the side of the hen house. A carabiner is used to secure the side bolt latch from predators.
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    We use suspended tupperware wash bins that slide out to access our eggs.

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    An inside look of the nesting boxes. They have been busy playing with the wood shavings. The coop has power. I am not sure if a flat panel radiant coop heater is needed for the winter months. I know dampness hurts your birds more than cold.
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    A view from the roost
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    A feeder made with ABS pipe which works well. Now to figure out how to make a chicken swing. We like the video on www.fowlplayproducts.com/the-chicken-swing.html

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    A look at the chicken run. They do not seem interested in our homemade swing.

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    The chicks can roost and check out the raspberry patch through the windows. All the windows were found at Demxx in Coombs, B.C.
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    We sit and have coffee in the morning and watch the chickens.
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    Our Maremma watching the chicks eat toast. He likes his toast.
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    Our first egg (4 1/2 months)

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  1. Mountain Peeps
    This is one of the best coops I've ever seen! Your birds are lovely too!
  2. judyki2004
  3. featherweightmn
  4. crazyfeathers
    I would live in that "coop" lol.. it is beautiful !!!

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