Another dog attack and a new coop for my ladies!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Carolyn227, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Carolyn227

    Carolyn227 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today was the last straw. A dog escaped from her yard and terrified my chickens once again. I looked in the run and noticed my two missing birds and only saw one out in the yard. I caught her and put her back. I was worried for my other hen, but I later found her wandering around. She was fairly easy to catch and put back in the run as well. I did this all in my bare feet because I ran out there before I found my shoes! It was in the 30s this morning, too. The run was pretty badly damaged. It was a temporary solution for the summer, and it was clearly no longer working, since it was being breached by a neighborhood dog! At least there were no casualties in all 3 dog attacks. Fortunately, my husband got off work early and we were able to finish our new coop this afternoon with the help of our willing and (kinda) able 1 year old assistant. The coop and a new, stronger run has been constructed. AND the hole in the fence repaired, so hopefully this will be the end of the dog attacks! It is also under the eaves with a door so I can access the coop without ever getting wet during the rainy season! Score!

    The ladies are all in the new house sleeping. I hope they like their new home! It was fun to build and should give them better protection from the elements this winter than the previous coop we had.
     
  2. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Glad it went ok for your girls...and you. Post some pics of new coop when ya can. Pics are worth 1000 words.
    Erik
     
  3. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I agree... we love to see pictures....

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  4. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hmmm.... I can't "picture" it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Carolyn227

    Carolyn227 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't been able to upload pictures to my computer lately, but I'll have my hubby take some pictures with his phone and then post them online so I can then post them here. I'll try to get that done today!
     

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