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    Anyone use SAND in the run/coop

    Definitely an amazing coop! Very secure with plenty of room. I have sand in my smaller covered run adjacent to the coop, and I really like it. But in the larger run area, I use the Deep Litter Method, which works very well at preventing the area from becoming muddy in the winter. In your set...
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    Chick hatched without beak!

    Please see post #19. The chick passed away.
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    ADOR1 Automatic Coop Door?

    Great suggestions! I have been using the Ador1 since June of 2015 and love it. About your heated waterer; is the fish tank heater on a thermostat? Do you have trouble with the nipples freezing? Thanks!
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    Build a Chunnel...

    Hmmm. I think if you made the chunnel to your moveable coop in sections, perhaps 6 feet long, they could be moved as needed? Connect with zip ties, then snip and reconfigure? For right angle turns, use a short section of flexible garden fencing to make the turn. And maybe the chunnel around the...
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    Build a Chunnel...

    @squadleader , all excellent ideas! I've thought of the bridge myself. Since this bridge is kind of rickety, I've held off doing something more permanent/pretty thus far. And I've also toyed with ways to get them to the Tree run along our back fence, etc., but this is simply a much shorter...
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    Build a Chunnel...

    Great idea, @squadleader . Looks like the OP did this between the buildings. You could even sort of flatten the part that comes into contact with the ground so it is more stable and easy to walk on. I currently use a very crude tunnel between the coop/run to an outer day time only run under a...
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    Build a Chunnel...

    What are you thinking of using the tunnel for?
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    Cheap solution for keeping your coop run dry and protected from the elements

    @hansoto, did you use screws and washers to attach the shower curtains to the frame? Did you need to trim the curtains to fit the wood frame? And how far apart did you add new grommets?
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    Coop Cam

    I'm still chuckling at all of us pointing our cameras at our coops rather than at our homes. Much more interesting! Remember, SOMEONE is always watching.
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    Coop Cam

    I wish that had worked for me- believe me, I tried (after checking support groups). However, I stand by the Arlo as a good cam, as I have two friends with the Arlo cams who love them. Yes they are a bit pricier, but the ease of set up and use is very good. And if you fork out for the Arlo Pro or...
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    Coop Cam

    How fun! My friend loves his Arlo cameras in his coop.
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    Indoor chicken coop

    I agree with the words of encouragement. Hopefully this Spring she will do well with the chicks, and take up residence in your newly secure coop outside. But for now, it's only one chicken inside, and I think you will do fine, with some of the suggestions that have been made. Best of luck!
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    Coop Cam

    @biophiliac, it sounds like you don't have electricity to your coop, so a wireless cam would be best. The Arlo cameras are pricey, but super easy to set up. They have a really wide field of vision at 130d, so even tho they are a 'fixed' camera (you can't move them around remotely), they take in...
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    Sand or No Sand, that is the question

    @LaVidaGallina ,I'll speak from personal experience AND a similar climate to yours (SW Washington). It doesn't do much good to compare your husbandry to someone in Florida or California or Michigan, quite frankly. I LOVE my sand. But only in the coop and covered run. It keeps their feet clean...
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    ADOR1 Automatic Coop Door?

    It sounds like your first order of business is to train your chickens to go into the coop at night. And that can just take repetition on your part for 1-2 weeks until they get it. The other option is to lock them inside the coop for 3-4 days so it 'imprints' as their home. Once they are inside...
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