Burrr cold outside here in MI sharing pics of part of our flock

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ShaggysGirl, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 24, 2009
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    Our sweet neighbors gave us this old play house that was on their property when they bought their house to use as a rooster coop.
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    Here is Hawk our EE roo he is the oldest roo we have he's about 7 months old.
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    On top here is Spike our BO roo nd below him is Banner our Blue/Splash Cochin
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    This is our Cuckoo Marans Roo... we did name him but then we forgot what it was...lol
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    Here are some of the girls they are starting to give us up to 11 eggs a day [​IMG]
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    One of our Cuckoo Marans pullet's second egg
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    A bit of my frozen back yard
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  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I love your nesting boxes, did you make them?
    cute rooster house, I also have a playhouse for my chickens!
     
  3. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Now, may I give you a nickels worth of free advice? I noticed that you insulated the soffits so that the cold Michigan wind can't get in and you used chicken wire to hold it back. That's a good thing. But, if you'll notice, it's still close enough for them to peck at it and pull some out. Trust me, they will eat it!

    We had a slight problem with this same issue in our coop until we sheeted over the entire interior with OSB. DH and I are in a cold climate too, and had insulated the entire coop as it's a bit large for the number of girls that live there [​IMG] Anyway, you might want to do something about that insulation soon. Just take a stick and shove it a bit further back so that they can't reach it. [​IMG] Better to be safe than sorry.

    Thanks again for sharing the pics. That little play house sure makes the perfect chicken house! [​IMG] What a great way to re-purpose something!
     

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