Coop almost done, yay! *updated pics*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SunAngel, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am only 3 weeks into chicken raising and we are working on our first coop. Thanks to a week of 98 degree, super humid weather, we haven't gotten as far as I would like. Here are some pics from the babies first days here...up to today....

    This is the small brooder area in our shed that we set up the day they arrived.
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    They lived in there for 2 weeks, til we built a wall halfway back in the shed as their inside coop area (which I now realize will have to be enlarged to give them more room.
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    We tore our above ground pool down to have room for their run.
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    Here is where it stands as of right now, June 12th...
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    Heres my sweet hubby working on Fathers Day to finish as much as possible and coop pics as of June15th!
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    Gave the chicks a first glimse of supervised outdoor life...
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    ****We are almost done! Yay! I got the netting completed on the top today, so now is ready for the chickens and ducks to run around in. We are in the process of creating a pool/pond for the ducks and the door into the coop needs finished yet, oh and the rest of the painting of the shed/coop. Theres a few finishing touches I want to add, but its finally usable and the 1 month olds are free to roam! Starting date: May 24th- Usable date: June 16th (lost most of the first 10 days due to hubby needing stitches in his hand on start date).****

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    Just for the fun of it....here is what DH built me for my birthday last year [​IMG] It is in the living room and is currently home to 3 cockatiels and 2 parakeets.
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    COOL! Looks like you're off to a good start! What kind of duckling is that? Looks a lot like my blue muscovy babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks! [​IMG]

    I think the two bigger ducklings are Muscovy and we have 1 little Mallard.
     
  4. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wowsers! Looks like its gonna be a nice one!
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Its finally starting to feel like we are getting close to completion. I know the chicks and ducks would love to be out running around!
     
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  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am so glad to finally be able to let the little gals (and maybe a guy or two-hope not tho) out to play!!

    Please let me know if you see anything that looks like it might be really wrong or bad! Ignore the stuff that needs cleaned up though, that will be gone shortly, soon as I rest up a bit lol.
     

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