Finally have a new "Chicken Alcratraz," new coop and flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jajika, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last August a posted my horror story of my flock being wiped out by a racoon. It was devastating.

    Before I could start rebuilding the yard, we traveled for the month of September. Since then I have completely rebuilt the yard (25' deep x 75' wide x 15' h).

    I have a coop inside and six new chickens. Took a month to complete the project. Briefly the entire yard, all three sides, is made from hardware cloth. We sunk 2x8 treated wood into the ground and stapled the hardware cloth to the wood which is buried a foot and half deep. See pics.

    The coop is from Wooden Wonders and called a Hobbit House chicken coop. It's approximately 5 x 5 x8. Has a big door in the back for clean out and collecting eggs. Cute, eh? [​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    That's a really nice run, I like how tall it is. And your coop is cute. Best of luck with your new flock. What breed of chickens did you get?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I love the hobbit house - where did you find that?
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  5. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks much:

    I have two Marans, Two EE's, one Barred Rock and one Golden Sexlink.

    All my girls, of course...my pets. They die of old age and then get buried. I'm such a suburban chicken mom.
     
  6. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's from Wooden Wonders in Maine. They make all kinds of Hobbit houses.

    It came in a crate [​IMG]
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    I'll get a pic from the back tomorrow and post that as well.

    This is the mid-size coop. They also have runs and coops that open from the side.

    Obviously I didn't need the run.

    I fell in love with this coop as I was noodling around online to find a "kit" to assemble. The last coop we built and it was a pain. With all the kits out there, it seemed easier. When I saw these, there was no going back. Thought about it for a month before I bought it.

    Very happy with the service ans quality.
     
  7. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will take pics tomorrow and post.

    Here are pics of the back of the Hobbit Coop as promised. [​IMG]
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  8. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice, lucky birds!
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice!!

    Be careful you don't lock yourself in with those latches!!
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I've never locked myself in but my husband has locked me in TWICE...once in the coop & once in the run. There are now ways of opening both from the inside.
     

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