dog kennel-*pics added*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by beach livin', Nov 12, 2011.

  1. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, i was feeling guilty about the girls having to stay in the run all the time [​IMG] . so after i cleaned the house this morning, i got my work clothes on and went outside. the girls were wondering what i was doing, becasue i was making alot of noise. i managed to wrangle the old dog kennel out from under the trees in the woods and drug it to the side yard [​IMG]. as i was moving it, i found random grubs and worms, which i lovingly threw to the girls who were watching my every move from the safety of their enclosed run. the dog was trying to help by getting in the way the whole time [​IMG] , so i had to boot her in the butt a couple times. once i got the kennel out, i realized i needed somehting for the cover. i looked and looked and all i could find was a skinny piece of plywood and the old sheet my cat snuggles up on in the shed. i ended up using zip-ties to secure the sheet over the top, and the remaining gap is covered by the plywood. i have to admit that it is so ghetto...my husband is on the hunt for an old fishing net that i could use for the top. after i got all that done, i was on the mission to gather the girls up. as you may know, they do not like me. they run all over the place when i try to gather them up [​IMG] , so it took me a while. the last hen knew she was had no choice but to surrender, so she let me grab her. all the girls are enjoying the grass and leaves, and one of them found a snail which they all tried to steal from each other. it was an entertaining game of keep away.
     
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  2. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics? [​IMG]
     
  3. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ill go take some. im serious, it looks sooooo ghetto. my sister said, "thats real fancy livin' there!" LOL [​IMG]
     
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  4. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here are some pics of my "oh so fancy" dog kennel that i drug out from the woods. I wasnt kidding, its ghetto looking.
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    and here are the girls enjoying it, and my dog being tortured by it [​IMG]
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    why is she laying like this? maybe i causght her mid-shift?
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    and i feel this is my most mature lady. her comb is starting to form [​IMG]
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    and this is my kid, and as close as he will get to them [​IMG]
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  5. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beach livin' :

    why is she laying like this? maybe i causght her mid-shift?

    She's taking a dust bath. [​IMG]

    And who cares if it looks ghetto, if the chickens like it!

    Amy​
     
  6. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they seem to love it. i shifted it a little about a half hour ago to give them new pecking area so they can search for more goodies. guess when supper rolls around ill have to gather them all to put them into the run. at least there isnt a coop for me to crawl under to catch them in this thing. lol
     
  7. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was laying like that because she was sun batheing. [​IMG] Chickens love it , it looks really funney when they do . My silkies sun bath all the time. They just kind of flop over. Have you ever had your back to the sun? The chickens and I think it feels good. [​IMG] Heres Brownie sun batheing.
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    I love it when they play keep away. I call it chicken basketball. When mine were chicks I would throw in an cricket and they wouldn't eat it until the others chased them. [​IMG]
     
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  8. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is you all opinion on the comb? how close do you think she is to laying? and Brownie is so fuzzy that i can hardly tell what end im looking at [​IMG]
     
  9. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beach livin' :

    what is you all opinion on the comb? how close do you think she is to laying? and Brownie is so fuzzy that i can hardly tell what end im looking at [​IMG]

    I'am pretty new to the chicken thing. [​IMG]. From the size of their bodies, I would say soonish [​IMG] . Silkies really are funney. [​IMG] BTW Your girls are verry cute [​IMG]
     
  10. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i was able to get rid of the old sheet and plywood today. we drove out to dh's friends house and picked up some old fishing net he had. it was wide enough to stretch tight over the top, and we doubled it up to account for a few holes that were made in it. i must say that the dog kennel is not as ghetto anymore [​IMG] OH, AND...as i was rounding them up to put them back into the run so we could work on the kennel, i of course had to chase them because they hate me. but as i was getting the first one, i got her up to my chest and she pooped all over my feet. i, the brilliant thinker i am, assumed it would only take me minute to round them up, and didnt need to put my boots on [​IMG]
     
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