First chicken coop finally done!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by hand4b, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. hand4b

    hand4b Just Hatched

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    Hello fellow backyard chicken raisers,

    My name is Harry. My wife Maurine and I live in one of the high deserts of California, a city called Hesperia. I am relatively new in the BYC community. Although, I've never been very active, I've been enjoying reading all that is being posted here and in fact learned a lot about raising backyard chickens. I realized that there is a lot to learn if you are to engage yourself in this kind of activity. I did create a photo album for our new chicken coop that can be viewed in the link below. If you have time, please view, make comments and I appreciate any suggestions as I am just a beginner as far as raising backyard chickens is concerned.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/7329926/har-and-maus-first-chicken-coop
     
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    First of all Welcome To BYC from the High Desert around San Diego just on the border with Mexico.

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    Great build by the way. Mine is made of Chainlink dog kennel panels with Tarp roof and one wooden wall facing the prevailing wind. I love your covered run and I hope to do something similar for mine with net. I wish i had the skill and physical strength to build with wood...

    I hope that predator deterrent works. One thing I have learned is .... You will hear this often.... "Chicken wire is only good for keeping chickens in"

    Even Chainlink isnt a good protector. Oh its a good physical barrier for dogs but I have had raccoons pull legs and heads off my poultry.... sigh... Raccoons are very persistent and intelligent Break in artists...

    But keep in mind that later on you may have to invest in hardware cloth to cover openings in the coop itself.

    deb
     
  3. hand4b

    hand4b Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your response Deb, I appreciate it. Yeah, I did read postings about poultry wires being flimsy protectors and that hardware cloths are the best, although a bit pricey. So far nothing bad has happened yet so I may have to cross the bridge when I get there. Thanks again Deb.
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Have fun Chickens are a hoot... Right now I dont have any taking a break... but at one time i had about forty mixed Chickens and Guinea fowl.

    My horse LOVED the Guineas shed stand by their coop for hours. Though Guineas arent for every one or every location... little reprobates.... [​IMG] they are always LOUD and obnoxious on occasion.

    deb
     

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