Coop is about 80% done.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hegatha, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally was able to work on the coop again since the weather was nice today. All we got left is the walls and doors which are already made just got to put up!!! Hoping to finish it Thursday on my day off.
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  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Good start.... are you putting the preditor proof wire along the bottom next?
     
  3. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a bunch of Chicken wire under the ground about a foot deep. The only real thing around here I have to worry about are skunks.
     
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  4. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far off the gound do you put the perches?
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    chicken wire wont stop a digging dog or a raccoon. My mini doxie will dig right through chicken wire and keep on going. You have pine trees near you in the photo. I bet you have more than skunks. Better to b over protcted, than to have to fix fencing and replace hens.
     
  6. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Raccons here and my whole yard is fenced. Im also putting brick on the outside. Those pine trees were bought and put in.
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Depends on the breeds. Heavy birds arent good fliers light birds are. I put my nest boxes at about two feet up and then the perches above that height.
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:If you have skunks you will have other predators trees or no. The thing is the chickens and their feed attract them. For added protection I would put a nice welded wire on the other side of your chicken fence.... Your chicken wire is on the inside of the posts just put the welded wire on the outside. Can be garden fence just something that a dog cant chew through. You will need a top too.
     
  9. theghostandmrchicken

    theghostandmrchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Good! [​IMG]
     
  10. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im adding a top but I dont think I will have other dogs in the yard bc my whole yard is fenced and never had other dogs come in. Plus I have a dog that is very protective of the chickens.
     

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