carolina coop day 3

NCchickenman1958

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 24, 2009
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Mint Hill N.C.
I have it in the dry and just have to put the doors, nesting boxes, and vinyl floor in and it will be ready to paint. My brother came by to check it out ( he was a carpenter for 35 years until he got sick ) and talked me into redoing the roof, so now it is almost done, I didnt take any pictures today, 3rd day of 11 hour workdays and I dont think I can lift the camera so I will take some first thing in the morning. I have to go to work on wed. so I need to finish all that I can tomorrow so I can get the run finished. I took back the shingles when I saw that my next door neighbors son left enough to roof it so I will talk to her and see if I can get a donation for the cause. If I cant use the loose shingles she has I will probably go with a metal roof when I get some more money in ( it is under a tarp for the moment) I like the look of a galv. metal roof but if the price is right..... The chicks are growing like crazy and it wont be too soon to get them into their new digs, it is 8x8 with a 4' rear and 6' front wall and is 16" off the ground, the run will be 16'x8' and 4' high hopefully that will suffice for 10 wild chicks. the ameracuanas are getting some beautiful chocolate feathers on them and all of them are very energetic so they will have quite a bit fo room to run around in counting underneath the coop.
 
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Bear Foot Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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Grifton NC
the run will be 16'x8' and 4' high hopefully that will suffice for 10 wild chicks. the ameracuanas are getting some beautiful chocolate feathers on them and all of them are very energetic so they will have quite a bit fo room to run around in counting underneath the coop.

My 5 week old Buff Orps can already fly 3-4 feet vertically.

My grown Barred Rocks get out of my 6 ft fence any time they want.

You may want to consider a taller run​
 

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