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celebrate a new coop!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    My son in law built me a very nice 6 x 8 x 5 ft on one side, 6 feet on the other coop! I can stand up in it! hurray! Good ventilation! Excellent!

    It was installed yesterday, today I need to set up some nest boxes, and some roosts. Yesterday they peaked in and looked around, but I know they hate change, even a good change. I am sure they roosted in the old coop last night.

    The plan is to take the old coop apart, but that might wait for nicer weather. If I get things set up today, then I will just block off the old coop.

    I have enjoyed this hobby for years, and it is nice to have things the way I want them.

    Mrs K
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
  2. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulation on the new coop, it sounds nice. Can you post some pictures.
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Would definitely love to see some pictures. How many chickens do you have?
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I would love to show off, but struggle posting pictures.
     
  5. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a great coop. Your son in law must be handy, and good with tools!
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh it is a tremendous gift to me. I paid for the supplies, but he built it just as I wanted. So clean, warm and dry in there. Now if I can just get the girls to try it out.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    As you say, chickens don't like change. You could encourage them to use the new coop by putting them in there for a couple of nights - thats what i usually do with newbies to the flock and they seem quite happy to go back there of their own accord after a couple of nights.

    Good luck and congrats!

    CT
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Congrats!

    Wish we could see pics.

    ETA:Maybe your daughter and/or son-in-law could help you figure out how to post pics?
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new coop! It's great to have it tall enough to stand up in, that makes life with chickens so much easier.
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on your new coop, Mrs.K! So happy for you!
     

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