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    Getting ready for snow...advise please

    Here is our coop. My husband and I built it and have 4 pullets about 12 weeks old (ISA brown, black Asian, California white, barred rock). I am thinking of getting plexiglass sheets (3) to cover three sides of the run. The fourth side that as the open doors will not be covered. We would use the...
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    When can I clip wings?

    Do growing feathers look different so I know not to cut them? I heard there are blood feathers which I’m assuming that is the growing feathers. Would I be able to see the difference in blood feathers and regular feathers? I don’t want to cut inadvertently cut them.
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    When can I clip wings?

    Barred Rock, Black Asian, California White, and ISA Brown.
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    When can I clip wings?

    Our 4 backyard chickens are about 8 weeks old. Their wings will need to be clipped to help them stay safely in our yard. I want them to free range some while I can watch them. What age can I clip them? I think they’re anxious to explore peck the grass!
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    Gender help please

    We have 4 chickens, they’re about 7 weeks old. They should be a California White, ISA Brown, Barred Rock, and Black Asian. (If you think they are another breed, please say...we are first time chicken owners and are just going by what Tractor Supply said they were). They also said they should be...
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    What to put on small 4x5 raised coop floor?

    We are almost finished with our coop and trying to decide on what to put on the floor. The coop is raised, with a run underneath. There will be a pop door on the floor of the coop to access the run below, and it will always be open. We have 3/4” plywood down now, going to put a layer of vinyl...
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    Has anyone built the Anna White planter coop?

    Curious if anyone has/is building the Anna White planter coop design. Share pics if so, would love to see! Thanks!
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    When to put chicks in the coop?

    First time chick owner here...We have four, about 4 weeks old. Their coop is almost done. When do they transfer out of here into their coop? Can they stay here until then? I don’t want them to be too crowded, but curious if chicks do ok with this set up until the coop? Thanks!
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    Where to put roost bar and windows...

    Thank you so much for the pics and advise, it is GREATLY appreciated and VERY helpful. Also glad to hear your reassurance that ventilation will be ok in winter with 4 chickens! I was concerned about that. Thanks again!!!!!
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    Windows at roost level: would shutters fix this draft problem?

    We are also in the process of building the Anna White design. We’re to the point of addressing ventilation/windows as well. We put an 8” circular vent right up in the peak of each gable, and will make a ridge vent on the roof as well. Our problem is where to put the windows, how big, how to beat...
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    Where to put roost bar and windows...

    Thanks so much for the advise, yes...I would love to hear your opinion on installing windows. That’s one of the next steps and I feel stumped as to the design, size, and exactly where to put them. Sounds like I should have enough ventilation in the winter with the window closed, and during the...
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    Where to put roost bar and windows...

    I know the roost bar needs to be above the egg box, however does it need to clear the top of the egg box? Going to put a window covered in hardware cloth below the vents but don’t want it to be at a level to be too breezy with the roosting chickens...suggestions on how far up to put the roost...
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    Female Black Asian?

    We’re hoping this is a female Black Asian...thoughts? About 3 weeks old...
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    Which vent?

    Yes we are, and we are enjoying it.
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    Which vent?

    Trying to decide between an 8x8 circle soffit vent, 8x8 square gable vent, or the rectangle vent. A window is going below the vent (not sure what size)...don’t want it to get too close to the roost bar which will be a little higher than the nest box. Here is a construction paper cutout of the...
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