Chook pen for Mother's Day!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ozark hen, May 12, 2008.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    My dear dh built me a small separate pen for my chooks. So far we have had them out in the coop in a cage for one week now without any additional heat. With all the shavings they did fine. They were 3 weeks old when they were put in the coop in a cage. They will be 4 weeks old tomorrow. I wrapped a tarp around their cage when the nights were cool but that was all they got. I believe these little ones will be very hardy.
    Dh found an old aluminum storm door frame that still had hinges on it and used it for a light-weight top for me to open very easily. He also has a movable light in there that can easily be put over the large pen or the small one. He made up the small one on the end in case I would have some different ages or a couple little ones that would need to be separated from the others. They loved their new digs, lots of jumping and chest butting going on and they finally have a little roost for themselves.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks great, Carrie! Good hubby!
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Yes, Cyn he is the best. He let me get two piglets to raise for the freezer tonight. LOL Hope I can eat them when the time comes. LOL
     
  4. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a terrific Mother's Day gift~! [​IMG]

    Carla
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks, I thought it was too. [​IMG]
     

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