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That Place Where The Chicks Sleep

By Silver Silkie, Jun 1, 2014 | | |
  1. Silver Silkie
    So two years ago, I found out that one of my neighbors kept chickens. She allowed me to come over to her place and feed her chickens scraps. I was hooked. I went to the library and read every book on keeping poultry I could get my hands on. After we moved to the country, my father and I built a coop. We adopted a few hens and two roosters and my poultry-keeping journey began. I also began showing my flock at the county fair. So, I now present you with my chicken coop named, That Place Where The Chicks Sleep. We use this coop as a brooder for our chicks in the summer and as housing for my 4-H broilers in the fall/winter.

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    We started with a large pallet, so that we could move our coop with my dad's forklift if needed. Then we used plywood for the walls and then added the door. We put roofing material on top, so no leaks. We even added electricity for brooder lamps and the radio I have inside the coop. My dad got most of the materials for theis project for free, because he works for a construction company and he is allowed to take the scraps from their projects home.

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    We recently added a chicken run made from PVC pipe, chicken wire , and gardening mesh over the top. We ordered 10 Barred Rocks, 10 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 Speckled Sussex chicks. They are a little over a month old now.

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    It looks like Blu is very interested in the newcomers.

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    Suzie walks away after taking a good look at the chicks, but Blu continues watching them.

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    We added a little shelf inside to hold feed and such.

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    The inside of the coop. We added a roost for the the chicks too, even though most of them sleep on the ground. Looks like someone is taking a break inside.

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    The heat lamp.

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    A little door, for the chicks to be able to go outside and play...

    And that, my friends is the end of the tour of the Place Where The Chicks Sleep. Thank you for reading!

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  1. Silver Silkie
  2. Mountain Peeps
    Cute! Pretty chicks and rooster too!:)

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