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Finished the Little Coop renovation!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mudhen, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    My 4x4 outhouse (not really [​IMG] ) coop renovation is finally finished.
    I've been using it for the past four years for the three hens I had started with.
    Now I've modified it by adding a window, a new set of 4 nest boxes with straw, hanging feeder and waterer, heat lamp and rheostat to keep temp at 55 degrees, lamp protected by wire mesh, new roosts, pine shavings on floor, a door to close at night (just had an opening all those years, and weather stripping around door to cut drafts.
    Here's some pics from today:




    This will house Millie and the six girls (7.5 wks old) for a couple of weeks or maybe less. Until I get the other coop (I'm taking over the garden shed...DH is upset I've ousted the whacker, mowers, hoses, etc. [​IMG] ). When that's done it will house the whole flock of 18-20 girls. ....Not sure what I will use the little coop for after that... hmmm.
  2. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Why more little chickies of course!!! LOL!! It looks good!
  3. Firefly

    Firefly Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    What a cute little hen house! Nice job [​IMG]
  4. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Oh, that's just adorable! [​IMG]

    I need an outhouse chicken coop, too!
  5. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    I love the little chicken coop sign.

    Very nice! I'm sure they all love it!! [​IMG]
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    They seem to be pretty happy.
    Getting them to go in at dusk is a whole other issue, though. [​IMG]
    Of course, Millie, the veteran that she is, knows when it's time to go in to sleep, and I find her already on her roost when I go out there.
    The girls are like teenagers who want to stay out after curfew!
    The last two nights have been a hoot trying to coax them into the coop so I can close their little door.
    I'm tempted to just leave it open tonight since the run is well covered....but I worry cuz you never really know how clever a predator can be... [​IMG]
  7. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Quote:the whacker, mower, hoses....[​IMG]

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