Coop Renovation Progress [pic heavy]

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by green_thumb, May 19, 2019.

  1. green_thumb

    green_thumb Chirping

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    It’s been awhile...gardening has been taking up most of my “nice days” in between the rains. But...it’s painted!!!

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    (I used barn paint from Menards. Two coats provided great coverage)

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    (Matches the shed!)


    The chicks are two weeks old today. They got some outside time after I finished painting the trim.

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    (Barnvelder)

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    (Barnvelder and EE w/Buckeyes to the side)

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    (One of the mystery chicks, with a Golden Comet and [I’m guessing] lavender Orpington and unknown blue feathered-feet)

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    (Sicilian buttercup. Wasn’t excited about her as one of my hatchery picks but she’s grown on me a lot)


    My to-do list includes making the lumber shopping and cut list for the run, and installing the roost in the coop.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Nice!

    That lavender is looking boyish.
     
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  3. green_thumb

    green_thumb Chirping

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    Yes, one of my straight run picks so very well could be. My husband is actually hoping it is a roo :idunno but I’ve also read they tend to be notoriously confusing to sex when young? Only time will tell!
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I think hackle/saddle feathering at 3-6 months can get sketchy....
    ...but lots of red in comb and wattles at 3-6 weeks is a pretty good bet.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Very Nice!
    Those chicks are just too cute :)
     
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  6. Wee Farmer Sarah

    Wee Farmer Sarah Free Ranging

    Your coop looks great @green_thumb. Your chicks are very cute.
     
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  7. green_thumb

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    Sunday was move-in day for the chicks! I still have some things to work on but I am happy with how things turned out.

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    (Ta-dah! You can see the beginnings of the run to the left)

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    (A decent ramp is on the to-do list. Not many chicks have ventured up to the roost yet)

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    (Re-did the window screen before they moved in with hardware cloth, deck screws, and fender washers)

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    They are enjoying 4ish hours of free-ranging every evening and will continue to do so until the run is finished. All but 4 made it back inside by themselves last night!
     

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sweet!!
    Congrats!
     
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  9. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    Any Idea what breed that last pullet is, I’m a sucker for Calico, I actually just picked up some 6 week old bantam calico Cochins and they are already the sweetest!
     
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  10. green_thumb

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    Yes! She’s a Swedish flower and her name is Flora. She along with the EE and OE in the pop door picture are my bravest and most personable chicks.
     
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