A new start... Guinea fowl coop (edit: lots of pictures, more as I go)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BlakesFarm, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I started with 6 guinea fowl and I kep them in this coop:

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    During christmas a dog got in and killed all 6 of them. I free range them from around 2:00pm until dark, the dog came at lunch time. When I came to let them out for there day, I saw all 5 guinea fowl (one got killed by a hunter a few weeks before this) ripped up and feathers everywhere. There was a german-short-haired-pointer in there.

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    I am restarting and I plan to buy 5 guineas. I am going to build a new wooden coop for my guineas, and I am not going to let that (above) happen again!


    Here is the area I have to build a new coop:

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    Here is where the old coop was:
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    ...I will post updates on how I am building the coop...
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    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
  2. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Step 1... Level out the area:

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    Step 2... Put grass seed down. This is for the guineas to eat in the run & to prevent erosion.

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    Step 3... Put straw over the grass seed (after mixing in the grass). I put a tarp over the place where I want the coop and to keep birds from eating most of the grass seeds. After the grass comes up I will remove the tarp.

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  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Great start!! [​IMG]
     
  4. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice tractor, my man!! Here is mine...
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  5. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yours is looking good too! [​IMG]

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  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    Blakesfarm,where in the upstate are you? We live in cowpens but all the family is near greenville and laurens.hope u have better luck this time.
     
  7. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    Good start, cannot wait to see the progress.
    PS like your tractor.
     
  8. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Spartanburg area.


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  9. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Update:





    See the grass?
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    I dug holes 1 ft deep, 4 1/2 ft apart:
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    Went out and bought three treated 4x4x8, we have one untreated 4 by 4 post (we will stain the bottem where it will be in the ground). These should be the only peaces of treated wood we use.

    $7.00 ea 4x4x8

    -$21.00

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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Lookin good! [​IMG]
     

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