Girl Power! COOP finished!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nurse_turtle, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This 38 year old nurse built this coop all by herself and is really proud of it. I still have a couple things to add inside, but the outside is complete and there is a three step roost inside made of old willow branches. The coop is 4'x8' and the run is 22'x15'. Predation is not a problem. Currently there are 9 chickens in there, but all but 4 are roosters. I hope it will be OK thru winter to house them all together and I can re-home the roosters in the spring.
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  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is fabulous!!!
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    It's beautiful but one quick suggestion. How about a cover (or is there one, it's hard to tell from the pic) for the pen? Hawks could easily target them from above. Especially if they have nowhere to hide.

    Great job, LOVE the colors!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen any hawks around. but I've never offered any chickens for 'em either. I'm considering deer netting or something similar if the need arises. Thanks guys!
     
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
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    we used deer netting after having a hawk scare....
     
  6. DoubleBarrelChick

    DoubleBarrelChick Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Great job girl power rocks! It looks very well built!
     
  7. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used avery netting and it works great. It's only 10.00 per roll of 3 x 25. We never had any hawks either, but now that we have chickens we have plenty of hawks around!! Just be careful with over mating, your roosters will not let up on your hens and they will loose their saddle feathers. My neighbor has that problem, his poor hens look life they are suffering. I have 2 coops because i have 3 roosters. I only keep 2 together because they grew up together and they get along. I went out and purchased more hens just so they don't overmate.

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    Your coop is beautiful!! Nice job!!
     
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  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    [​IMG] You rock girl!!! Coop looks fantastic!
     
  9. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely Fantastic job!! [​IMG] I love it.
     
  10. MamiPollo

    MamiPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! I especially love your sign!
     

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