jason

Hatching
12 Years
Apr 24, 2007
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Well, I'm getting there... It's finished enough to house the chickens.

The coop has a 10'x8' floor. The front measures 10' high and slopes to 8' in the back. I've put roosts along the 8' wall so they have plenty of space, though I noticed they tend to cluster together. I put sheet shingle on the roof and added a wind turbine for better ventilation.

I still have to finish the trim around the top, paint and add new nesting boxes (external access). Hope to get that done this weekend.

The run is temporary until I can build a larger one. For the temporary one I used a dog kennel that I had lying around.



 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
4,746
57
231
Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
The clustering is probably temporary, Jason, they get flustered at everything new. It helps to give them an extra platform and even a couple of bales of hay to give the illusion of more safety. They like to rummage around and the more you give them to do they more relaxed they'll be. I have a friend who puts elephant bells in her coop because she likes the chiming sound the birds make with them, and she claims she can tell from a distance that all is normal, by listening to the chimes!
 

Omran

Songster
11 Years
Jul 26, 2008
3,074
5
234
Bagdad KY
Very beautiful,god I am so abscessed with chicken coops ,i guess I should open my own shop.man every time I come to the net I look and look for coops.

good luck.
Omran
 

NMbirds

Songster
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
261
1
119
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Nice pic, Jason. Do send more when finished. Eager to see external nesting boxes affixed. Where? How many chickens do you plan to house? thanks.
 

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