We converted an old shed at our new house into our coop. Above the window in the picture below we put a vent in because there was a big hole and it was cheaper to put a house vent in then special order the sheeting we would need I cut out windows and framed them. The picture below is before we had any birds, part way through the project.
Inside we lined the walls with pallets, being in Wyoming I was really worried about it getting to cold and someone suggested the pallets so we can stuff them with straw to keep in heat. It also made it so we could separate the shed in two so eventually we can keep rabbits
Doors open to let you see where the chickens go. We ran out of paint part way
Window form the inside.
This is later on in the project, wood painted, make shutters with glass, we get harsh wind and rain (spring/fall) and snow (fall/winter/spring) so I wanted a way to keep that out when I knew a bad storm was coming.
Front doors have screened windows with shutters.
Before our first set of eggs hatched we received 5 free Khaki Campbell's ducklings about 3 weeks old, we fenced off a run, but now that they are older they love to roam the yard for yummy things and to sleep under the trees.
Enjoying the pool.
Below they are about 2 months old. We have one duck and 4 drakes, so when they are a little older 3 of the drakes will be put in the freezer.
We are still working on the entrance to the run, and want to eventually put up bird netting over the entire thing, since I think we feed more wild birds then our flock!
Inside we added nesting boxes, and temporarily have our roosts here, we want to put a poop board under the roosts but this is what will have to do for a little while.
This is our coop brood area, where we keep our 1 month old chicks that hatched and our lone chick that hatched out of the second group. Luckily the 1 month old chicks have taken the new chick in!
Here are our older hens and rooster, we got from a lady in town, we are hoping they will lay some more but if not, into the freezer they will go too.
Our 1 month old chicks
Inside the coop brood box, pip our little lone chick is by the red bowl, they big ones have accepted him and even let him cuddle up with them at night I haven't taken him outside yet because its pretty cool here, but maybe in a week or so I will take them outside for a little
This is our coop and birds so far
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