First Time Owner

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kudzu, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've gone to great lengths to build a good habitat for our chickens. They will be delivered in about two weeks and we've been working on their coop/pen for a while to make life easy for them. We are only getting laying hens, no roosters and we have only 5 hens coming. We don't want to sell eggs or make profit off them, we just want fresh eggs. Later, down the road, we may consider more but for now this is a start. Actually, we are considering Cornish Hens and slaughtering in seven weeks..perfect.

    The pen is on the very back side of our backyard and we are doing our best to keep it predator proof. We have fox, bobcat, owl, hawks, coons and many other predators, so doing what we can to keep them safe. The pen is totally enclosed with buried wire. We will have a bit more done before delivery but this is our start...

    We are going to plant grape vines for shade and in the alternative at first we will install shade cloth. We live in the Deep South and don't need great coops.....need ventilation in the summer months...[​IMG]

    Front view of the main run for the chickens...little work to be done with shading...
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    The entire thing...first run with the alternative pen too
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    division between the pens
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    secondary pen to have for alternative foraging
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    wire buried outside to prevent predator digging
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    at the beginning before any dividers
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  2. Huskeriowa

    Huskeriowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Those will be five of the luckiest chickens ever hatched!
     
  3. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, is all I can say!!! [​IMG]

    It looks fabulous!!! You did a great job! [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    When can I move in?




    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  6. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have plenty of space for more.......you do know this is very addicting don't you? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!! When can you build one for me [​IMG]
     
  8. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW.........[​IMG]
     

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