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    The Garden Coop and Eglu Cube - A Nice Combination!

    We used the plans from The Garden Coop for our run and purchased the Omlet Eglu Cube for the coop. I really can’t say enough about The Garden Coop plans and the structure itself. It looks awesome, it really does. It was great having a supplies list and measurements. We extended the length...
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    Predator Proofing - NEED HELP PLEASE

    We purchased The Garden Coop plans and brother-in-law and hubby have been hard at work putting to together a modified version. We ended up going with the Eglu Cube for our hen house which we'll attach on the side, but we are using the plans to make our walk-in-run. We extended it from 9'6 to...
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    HELP, something way off with 4 day old chick

    We picked up our Buff Orp, EE and Barred Rock yesterday from our local feed store, I noticed this evening the Buff Orp constantly had it's eyes closed. The EE and Barred Rock are snuggling and eating/drinking together, but the Buff Orp seems on its own. I checked for pasty butt about 5 hours...
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    Incorporating new chicks to 3 week old Sikie's in brooder - how do I do this??

    I've seen a few threads where people add bantams to older chicks, but I have 4 Silkie's who will be 3 weeks old next Tuesday, we will be getting a BO, EE and barred rock next Wednesday. My plan is to keep the 3 new girls in a separate brooder for a few days to make sure they do well, then add...
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    Surfer Silkie Chick Picture

    My 7 year old daughter put one our 2 week old Silkie's (Fluffy) on her Barbie mermaid backdrop. These are our first chickens, we have 4 Silkie's and are adding a BO, Barred Rock and EE next week, can't wait - we love them soooo much. Here's the whole crew;
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    Another Deep Litter vs. Sand Question - What do you add to top of sand in winter for frigid temps?

    I swear I get on this site and hours pass like seconds. I "thought" I was going to do deep litter in my run, but then I saw a thread on sand, this turned into about 3 hours of reading posts on deep litter vs. sand. Now I don't know what I should do. Run hasn't been constructed yet, but will...
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    Baby Chick Decision Time - Help with Breeds and Silkie (yes or no)???

    I'd be grateful for any input -- we are finally pulling the trigger on our chickens this month after a year of wanting - we are finally doing So after spending more hours than I care to admit researching chickens and coops (I swear I'm an addict). I think I've narrowed my choices. We are...
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    Are A-Frame/Arks Okay for a Chicago Winter??

    Hi All - I've been wanting chickens for over a year now and quite honestly the only thing holding this up is getting them a proper home. Everyone at home is on board and excited. I'm overwhelmed by the choices as well as actually having to build something. I saw this a-frame/ark on...
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    Is this too good to be true - ready to go fenced walk in run with predator prevention?

    I stumbled upon this site last night from another guy on here who posted about this company a couple years ago considering using one of this company's dog runs. It looks like they've since added chicken runs that have a predator prevention fence you can add that comes out on the bottom of the...
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    Eglu Cube Price Increase - $200 in one day...

    So I've been hemming and hawing about ordering my Cube, looked at it yesterday but didn't pull the trigger, the price yesteday without run was $995, today that same darn thing is $1200, what the heck? $200 in one day , I think I just talked myself out of the Cube, what an absolute bummer...
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    Any Eglu Cube Owners in Midwest?

    I reached out to Lady Henevere and she is still happy with her Cube https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=226864&p=1 Any Cube owners out there that live in the midwest that are happy or unhappy for that matter with the way it performs in the winter/summer? I know I’ve read...
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