Chicken math got us!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CherBru, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. CherBru

    CherBru Out Of The Brooder

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    The plan was to get 4 grown hens, [​IMG] then it changed to get 4 pullet chicks, [​IMG] then 6 chicks....DH came home with 8!!! [​IMG] He had already started building the coop for 4 and is now having to double the size! [​IMG]
    Tonight I mixed starter with some water and had them eating out of my hand. They are so cute!
     
  2. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm, you will probably want to do more than double the size... Trust me!! [​IMG]
     
  3. jenanneray

    jenanneray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It got us too.... planned on 5 pullets, got 6 hens and a rooster, already planning on adding about 4 more!

    (good thing we have a coop that will hold about 15....)[​IMG]
     
  4. CherBru

    CherBru Out Of The Brooder

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    DH has designed a chicken math friendly coop. He builds 4 foot panels and uses screws so can just build more panels, unscrew, insert extension, rescrew. He is so wise.... [​IMG]
     
  5. vanalpaca

    vanalpaca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just getting started building/designing my chicken tractor. Got photos of those 4 foot panels? and how would you screw them together?? I was thinking 4x8 foot panels and two door hinges to hold them together as the top of my chicken tractor.

    I have hawks, racoons, skunk, cats, and loose dogs to worry about. Had not thought about opossums but they are in the area, too.
     
  6. CherBru

    CherBru Out Of The Brooder

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    Originally the coop was going to be for 4 chickens so he was making 4' panels
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    Here the 4 panels are put together
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    Then chicken math got us and we got 8 chickens. So, he made 2 additional 4' panels and added them to make it 4 x 8.
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    It is all held together with 3" deck screws. He is going to make frames with hardware cloth to screw into the bottom. We are going to use the dog kennel and attach to the coop. There are cement pavers already in place from when we had the dog in there and we will put sand over them. We're having fun as we go. Good luck!
     
  7. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's an awesome coop...

    chicken math did me dirty too... i just wanted one chicken... ONE!!!... and now i have over 38 after getting rid of 27 chickens somehow... sigh...



    you'll see... you'll see... pretty soon you're gonna need to build a third or fourth coop...








    LOL...
     

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