Chicken house

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by RoyD1949, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. RoyD1949

    RoyD1949 In the Brooder

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    This is the hen house my son and I built. We used a kit with metal brackets so there were no angles to cut. I've been called a lot of things in my life but carpenter is not one of them. It has 5 nests and a roosting ladder, 7ft. by 8ft. 100_1649.JPG 100_1650.JPG
     
  2. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Songster

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    Awesome, I bet they will be really happy...
     
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  3. doublecrossranch

    doublecrossranch Songster

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    That looks great!
     
  4. Henry&Friends

    Henry&Friends Songster

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    That’s great! You might want to think about using hardwire cloth on the windows instead of chicken wire though.
     
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  5. moniquem

    moniquem Crowing

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    Chicken wire can be ripped apart by lots of predators....you may want to replace with hardware cloth....
     
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  6. sorce

    sorce Chirping

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    Aye, there is a family of Raccoons pulling the location off that picture in preparation for an easy meal.

    Sorce
     
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  7. Naser

    Naser Songster

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    It is nice house I think you can make better
    Change the chicken wire to a stronger weldmesh wire, chicken wire stops chickens getting out but it doesn't stop any predator getting in.
    You need a stronger door locking device
    You don't need nesting boxes inside the coop, put something like this outside, saw a hole in it and put it outside with the hole opening inside the coop, be sure it is locked predator proof.
    Put roosting bars across the coop.
    Consider electric fence and if you have aerial predators consider a tough bird net over the run
    Happy chickening
     

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