Could I use this as a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickensXOXO, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I am. I just put a door on it. Put a small spacer between the top and the lid for ventilation.

    You may decide however to add some insulation inside. I built a small cage type frame to sit mine up on, and then left the center floor peice out and ran a ramp up into it. I also put a 1.5 in dowel in it, about 4 inches up, cuz I have wierd silkies who do like to roost. I had 5 silkie chicks in it, now it only houses 3. They are comfy and happy in it.
     
  3. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ordering the Silkies a kennel cover as soon as Christmas is over, and now I'm tempted to buy this dog house as well.

    Is it tough? I noticed someone commented their dog house fell apart - but it's not like the Silkies would be too heavy or anything.

    If I get it, I will have to fix it up a bit like you mentioned. Seems simple enough. [​IMG]
     
  4. jack bache

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    I would build a chicken pen and have that inside the pen. on Saturday it is my bday and im getting a new camera so ill send you some images of my pen. i have cages in side my chook pen and have chickens in them, and then i have rabbits on the out side and they run free AND THEY LOVE IT!!!!!!!.
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  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I do not have mine where harsh weather will hurt it. Its stood up yo rain very well though. I have it up against a building that blocks it from the worst of the wind and snow. Also, add a coating extior paint.
     
  6. jack bache

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    ooooooooooo i have always wanted to live somewhere cold try and ges where i live western --------- and it hardly rains in december it is summer and it reaches up to 45 and higher in some places it is snowing. [​IMG] I mean i am very wealthy and if i wanted to move i would its just family and the kids dont want to and wife doesn't want to.
     
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    i meant snowing in other places and i live in australia
     
  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    well, I am not wealthy enough to move, but if I were, I would still stay here!
     
  9. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!
     

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