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Chickens Got A Remodel!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mountain Sunshine, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We didn't have to add the door on the front of the house. We just moved the nesting boxes and stacked them. Then we added a new roost. ( A limb from the woods)


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    Wanted to share the new homemade feeders. The first one is made with a cat litter box . Its pretty neat...it's just for the inside of the house.
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    Made with a bucket and a metal dog pan.
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    Added a limb for a swing in the run! They love it!
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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good! I love the swing/perch. They don't mind that it moves around a bit? I guess branches do...I'm gonna have to steal that idea for my run.
     
  3. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They actually like that it swings. They will just sit there while it swings back and forth. It was funny watching them this afternoon. The brahma would hop off of it when it would stop swinging and hop back on to make it start swinging! It was comical to watch!
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Middleton, WI
    As soon as it warms up I will have to make a swing like that for the run....Great idea!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! It gives them something to do and they seems to like it!
     
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good remodeling job. [​IMG] You might want to add a grill or wire type cover to the reflector for the heat lamp so the chooks wont peck at it and possibly cause a fire. Coop fires are devastating/fatal to chooks and there are a number of posts on here this winter about the subject.[​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We just made a cage thing to go over last night. It's even mounted to sheet of concrete board!
     

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