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  1. ValerieLovesChickens

    Advice - Modified dog house

    Some things that may also need to be taken into consideration, are if the breed of chickens you have, are more suitable to warm or cold climates. This also can play an important role in how they handle weather. Some breeds are more suited to different climates.
  2. ValerieLovesChickens

    Advice - Modified dog house

    I agree with you, and we are heading into winter. On our coop (we live in Texas) we made big windows covered with hardware cloth on 3 sides. When the cold weather was coming, we boarded up those windows in a fashion, that could then be opened or closed, based on the weather. :) 👍 You can always...
  3. ValerieLovesChickens

    Advice - Modified dog house

    It's always been my understanding, that the coop itself ie: protective area, should not have gaps in it. Have you ever set outside at night, in 40 degree weather, no coat, with the wind blowing on you? They DO NEED, somewhere to go, during those times. Nuff said.....
  4. ValerieLovesChickens

    Advice - Modified dog house

    You are very welcome, I'm glad to know I was able to help someone out, as others have helped me along the way. :)
  5. ValerieLovesChickens

    Advice - Modified dog house

    #1 I have a double nestbox attached to my coop, and a double nestbox in the run on 2 concrete cynder blocks. We have 9 pullets, some prefer the indoor facility and some the outside, from my past 3 month experiment. So imho it doesn't matter, so long as they have somewhere to lay their eggs...
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