Cheryl's Hen House...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TerryH, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply!! Ahhh yes, the clump of sod. Sounds like fun for them. I will definitely do that.

    The brooder is actually 2 boxes cut and slid together. All I have to do is untape and slide them apart to make it 3x6 or even 3x8 if necessary.
     
  2. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brilliant!!! I didn't realize... now...the playpen...suggest shiny things, bell, bits of ribbon...they played with that from about day two, played keep away...highly entertaining....they loved clump of sod/grass also...3x8 will be necessary IMHO...you are going to have SO much fun with this!!

    After they are all settled please CONSIDER microgreens, fermented food and sprouted seeds....I did this quite early...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1087887/aint-nobody-here-but-us-chickens

    for a few of my learnings...you may want to whitewash...ask me anything!
     
  3. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thanks so much!!
     
  4. beautifulpirate

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    Yes, they love the sod! You're getting12 chicks right? 3*8 should definitely be more than enough to get them through your finishing the coop. I have six chicks and they have about ten square feet at 4 weeks old. Gonna get them moved into the coop by 5 weeks as to avoid space issues. But you'll be fine. Can't wait to see pics of your chicks!!!
     
  5. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, 12 babies tomorrow. [​IMG] Pics will follow as soon as we have them.
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    So eggciting! [​IMG]BTW REALLY smart idea to cover your furniture with dustcloths! Lol...
     
  7. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! Yes, we're pretty excited. Added excitement because it is Cheryl's birthday. [​IMG]
     
  8. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just butting in here, Terry...but I was thinking about Cheryl's coop and that you were going to prime the inside OSB[​IMG]

    This was mostly plywood...much smaller than yours...two coats...

    ....my suggestion is that you consider whitewashing it instead...weird I know but protects from mites and lice and doesn't look bad...to me, now looks like a REAL coop, lol, really old-fashioned, and I am SOLD on it myself...if you are interested, ask me about it....it should work over primer but I am not sure...
     
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  9. Finnie

    Finnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terry, tell Cheryl Happy Birthday! [​IMG]


    Mobius, I want to know about the whitewash! That's what I'm planning to use in my coop. I think you mix it up somehow, but I need a recipe.
     
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    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

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