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Coop finished/ kids moved in.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrkep, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. mrkep

    mrkep Songster

    Mar 10, 2010
    Richwood , Ohio
    I think I have finished the building of the coop-run and moved the kids there Tues nite. So far they seem happy, the inside of the coop is the same size as the brooder (8'X8'). I think, hope , I have everything varmit-proofed, hardware cloth up 2' and 1' of apron . I have a neighbor , 1/4 mile away that feeds racoons from her back deck so I know they wiil come by to inspect. 12 ga & 22 are loaded and ready!
    The run is 24X24 with the coop 8X8 in one corner, I covered the top of the run with chicken wire cause there are lots of hawks & owls in the area. I currently have 24 chicks, when the roos reveal themselves, I will cull them to 1 roo & the hens. We are new to chickens so we will stick with whatever number we end up with thru this winter. I keep reading here about chicken math & I don't think the coop will hold more than 16 so have no current plans to increase the flock.
    Thanks to everyone here for the good advice and suggestions.

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Fancy! I love it!
  3. Wheels

    Wheels Songster

    Feb 25, 2010
    Milledgeville GA.
    Very very nice.
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That's a great setup
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    I like it! And it looks very secure. nice job!

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