Chicken Castle-rocking through our first winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by neVar, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Looks like you've got a good start!! [​IMG]
     
  3. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little bit more work done. Goal is to have it all inclosed in so the Polish chicks can stay out there (with a kennel to overnight in) and have use of the runs space. I"M gone for flyball this weekend so dad is house sitting for me. So hopefully he gets it done!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=80725
     
  4. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good - can't wait to see the final pics. [​IMG]
     
  5. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing...looks like you are coming along nicely [​IMG]
     
  6. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another update
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=80725

    The polish chicks are now living in the run. not the coop as it's not done but the underneath the coop portion of the run we've put a roost up for them and they are much happier then spending their nights in the dog kennel!
     
  7. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those ones with the things on their heads are so cute.
     
  8. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another update on my page. Doors are on and we're just day or two of work from getting the chickens into the coop!!!!

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    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very nice. I like your idea with the wire on the ground allowing the grass to still grow. Keep up the good work.
     
  10. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we're pretty much done- just some trim on the outside- and the door to be installed- and to finish off the ventilation. We just have the one large ventilation hole right now- but even in our hot hot days it's not getting stuffy in there- which makes me happy- we're going to put two more in that can be closed off with insulation (pool noodles [​IMG] ) so i have some options come winter.

    Issues so far are:
    - i think it's too dark in there- not such a huge deal now but come winter will be- but then i'll just put some artificial light in there- going to pick up a solar shed light today hopefully
    -they aint going to bed. Well i can't say that- i did come home last night (dark out) to emily my black silkie roosting in the door to the coop. Charlotte goes up there to lay her eggs (NOT in the nest box but we're getting there at least LOL) a couple of the others have been seen going up and doing the ramp. But night time they just all cuddle up on the roost underneath the coop in the run. .... hmmmmm I"m HOPING that having some light in the coop will help? Thoughts on this folks?
     

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