Garage Coop in MN

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Catalina, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Yay! I finally get to post here!!

    My new garage coop.

    Side View.

    Front View.

    Happy chickies!!


    Ok what do you all think?
    I still need to hang some lights and eventually (hopefully need [​IMG] ) get some nest boxes.
    Also how do you get chicks used to the dark? As they grow will they get used to sleeping in the dark or will they always need their nightlight?

    Thanks for looking!
  2. This is actually in your garage?

    Very nice looking I really like it. [​IMG]

    Do they get to go outside?
  3. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Glad you like it![​IMG]

    I'm still working on covering the 10x10 outside run.

    I think I might take the wooden hutch out and build my own roost/nesting box area.
  4. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    after awhile the babies get used to not having the night light- I had the same problem with mine the first couple of nights with out it they would make allkinds of noise but after awhile they would fall asleep. I really love the coop in the garage very cool idea.It will keep them nice and warm in the colder months. The little brown and gold chic is she a bantam? If so what breed she is very cute.
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    That's Pippa- my little Sebright.
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have never seen anything like that, thanks for sharing and it can help others who might want to do the same thing.
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    I've not see that before either... very interesting idea! So glad you shared and showed pictures.

    I wonder if more people don't do this because of smell in an enclosed space?

    Keep us posted!!!
  8. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    wow that has the potential to really STINK!!!!!!!! looks great though if you are lucky enough to somehow avoid the stench that often comes from my coop!LOL
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Quote:Wow aran, your coop must really stink if they can smell it all the way from your place in NY to their place in Minnesota!


  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:haha That is what I was wondering... but I guess there's only a few birds in there so it can't smell that bad!

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