First night outside!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Glockoma441FA, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Glockoma441FA

    Glockoma441FA Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls will be 15 weeks old on Thursday and getting big. They have been living in a huge box in the garage for about 12 weeks now. They have been getting adventurist and exploring the garage more and more, so I decided it was time to get on the ball and get them an outdoor coop. I was going to by them one over the holidays then plans changed so Friday I started building. So tonight is their first night out side. I have been nervous ever since putting them out. I have gone outside about every 15 minutes to check on them. I doubt I will sleep much tonight. I still have some fine tuning to do on the coop but I would say it is 98% complete. I will take some pics to post soon. It was to dark tonight.
     
  2. Glockoma441FA

    Glockoma441FA Out Of The Brooder

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    Geez! Now that I have seen the coops posted on here, I am embarrassed to even show mine lol. I am no carpenter and I used a bunch of scrap wood. Looks ghetto in comparison. [​IMG]
     
  3. cknkids

    cknkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure it's great and your girls will be happer outside with more room.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chickens don't care how their coop looks. All they want is safety from predators, protection against drafts and extreme weather, plenty of food, water and attention.

    There are a whole lot more BYC members than there are pictures of coops, so not everybody is showing 'em off. ;). But I would be proud to display pictures of something I made myself, with re-purposed materials!
     
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just put mine out at 7 weeks, and they are doing great! dont worry about them tonight, if the door is closed nothing will happen. Go ahead and post a pic of your coop! its awesome to see what others make. I made one of seven of mine out of scraps and even though it looks hideous it is very nice!
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    My Coop
    I used and using re purposed materials. Look at the "My Coop" on my profile to see mine and what I am currently building.
     

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