2 new weekend coops

cowdogcadillac

Songster
10 Years
Sep 23, 2009
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The covert coop I made for small birds or turkey babies. Inexpensive and easy. Furring strips an old jute rug to give a dark corner to and keep the North wind and sprinklers off the birds.I love it when I see innovative coops on here and it inspired me to see what I could do on the cheep and with items in the garage already
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And then I made the red bard coop to replace an old dark corner coop. It has 63 bucks into it,a drawbridge like ladder system and was easy to make.
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All bungee hinges since I had a spool lying around and I don't deal with raccoons here, and I separated the nest box area from the rest inside with shade cloth since it gets so hot in Florida they get a little more air flow.
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
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Where could you possibly be that you don't have to worry about dealing with raccoons? They're everywhere...
 

Buff Hooligans

Scrambled
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Beautiful coop and setup! You're doing chickenwire (not hardware cloth) because racoons can't get to it?
 

cowdogcadillac

Songster
10 Years
Sep 23, 2009
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I keep 2 traps baited full time and only seem to catch possums. Coons haven't found me in 3 years.
 

elmo

Crowing
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May 23, 2009
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I hope your luck holds! A raccoon could get through that chickenwire in a few seconds. Whatever you're putting in your traps it would need to be more appetizing to a raccoon than a fresh chicken dinner.
 

cowdogcadillac

Songster
10 Years
Sep 23, 2009
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I wrapped the whole coop in wire and cut it away from where I didn't need it. No Raccoons in the neighborhood so far. Guess I'm just lucky. Up the road where I have my big pen with chickens and turkeys is another story. For 6 months it was like a feeding station till I trapped and electrified the varmints into submission.I could always run a hot wire here if the situation ever calls for it. The traps have marshmallows in them and the Raccoons always seem to have a sweet tooth over chicken
 

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