Coop's Done, Chickens Installed and Laying.....and now the Run is Done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aart, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I knew deep down that...... if I built it, they would come.

    I was very lucky to get a whole flock in one shot. One wonderful Rooster (really), 5 laying hens approx. 18 months old, and 4 - 4 month old pullets not laying yet. Mixed genealogy of Brahma, Cochin, Australop and who knows what else.....

    ......and I got 3 eggs less than 24 hours after bringing them home. Frickin' Yayyyy!!!

    See the whole story here on my coop page


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  2. Kyochan

    Kyochan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Great job!
     
  3. huggy1984

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    Looks real good!
     
  4. JanetS

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    Great Job!
     
  5. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your set up... and reading about it on your whole coop page. Looks like a really comfortable place for chickens, no wonder they were eager to provide eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks all!
     
  7. yogifink

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    Sweet!
     
  8. Andykronsch

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    that. is. AWESOME. very nice handiwork. [​IMG]
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks all. Chooks are doing well, they are a gas!


    Finally made major progress on the run today, so thought I'd post an update here.

    Put in the 'Under Run' a couple days ago, a space under the shed for some shade and shelter as the rest of the run is open.
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    Then today got all the posts set for the first leg of the run and got the first 3 sections covered with fencing.

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  10. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice! I notice your gangplank is up on a brick... I assume that works well? Mine is on the ground and it's a little steep. Doesn't seem to bother them, but they always hop halfway up anyway. Maybe I should just raise it a bit on that spare block I have laying around to give them less of an incline and they'll still hop to start.... ?
     

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