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    Cockerdoodleduo Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking of turning my old shed into a coop and going to make a 10 x 20 run out the back side. Any suggestions would deeply be appreciated. Just have six chicks right now but once this is done I'm planning on expanding!!! Zeus is excited too!! can't ya tell?[​IMG]
     
  2. AlabamaSweetpea

    AlabamaSweetpea Out Of The Brooder

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    that's nice, but Zeus might not be willing to give it up [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  3. Cockerdoodleduo

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    I think he's gonna share[​IMG] He cracks me up!! He tries to keep them all herded together. Its funny watching them interact I just hope he dont step on one of em'
     
  4. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I like Zeus! Every one of those that I have met has been so sweet.
     
  5. Cockerdoodleduo

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    Heres what I got done yesterday!! Still gotta bit to do before Its done but the chicks seem to like it!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. The only problem I see is the hight of the nest boxes. They might start sleeping up there because its higher than the roost. It will get real messy real fast.
     
  7. Cockerdoodleduo

    Cockerdoodleduo Out Of The Brooder

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    If I added some roosts up higher would that combat it any?
     
  8. Cockerdoodleduo

    Cockerdoodleduo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive been trying to think of what I can do without tearing the nest boxes out and building them lower, Idea #1 The back wall of the nest box is 18" I was thinking of putting a couple windows underneath the vent to let some light in and maybe putting a top on the nest boxes that will over hang the nest boxes by a couple inches. idea #2... right above the 2nd roost I thought of running at the opposite angle from there to the roof and putting some roost boards that will go higher than the nest.. any input is appreciated These are our first chickens so I am a greenhorn!!!! need all the help I can get..
     
  9. mbpalmtree

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    That looks so awesome!!! I hope mine turns out as well.. Great job & lucky chicks!
     
  10. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think you will need some significant ventilation. i really like your nest boxes. i'm having to re-work my roost. it was built lower than the nest boxes & i'm having problems. i'm going to see if i can correct that tomorrow.
     

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