Coop & Run are complete and hens are in as of yesterday!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MattMallory, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. MattMallory

    MattMallory New Egg

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    First off, I have to say thank you all for the ideas and input you gave me that helped me to design my coop and run. Though this is my first post I have spent hours on here reading and learning so that I could build the best coop for our hens. As of this morning, we got our first egg! The family are all very eggcited.

    Feel free to comment on what you would do different and what you like most. I still have a little more work to do but my goal was to get it bird ready which it definitely is. Thanks again.

    BEFORE
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    AFTER
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    ROOST WITH SLIDING SAND FILLED POO BOARD
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    NESTING BOXES FROM IN THE COOP
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    NESTING BOXES OUTSIDE THE COOP
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    COOP DOOR OPEN
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    COOP RAMP & FEEDER (Yes they are roosting on the feeder 2x4! Also our first egg was found under the ramp. Grrr)
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very nice!

    You don't have to hang your feeder...what I do is set a 12 lb feeder inside a black rubber fortex tub and there is no waste that way...pour the spills back into the feeder each day. That way they can use the 2 x 4 as a roost and they won't poo in the food.

    Or you can fashion a plexiglass poo deflector to hang over your feeder.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
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