Got my coop done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OklahomaJamie, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. OklahomaJamie

    OklahomaJamie Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess it could be called a chicken tractor, as it will be moved around.

    I worked outside all day Wednesday building the chicken pen. Here is what I started with:
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    We found 2 of these outside of a business by the dumpster. We asked about them and they said to take anything out there, it would save them the trouble of hauling them away.

    Here are pictures of the finished chicken pen:

    Look at that chicken!!
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    Brandon got in to fill the nesting boxes with wood chips

    More pictures:
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    Nesting boxes and roosting pole

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    The chicks in their new home. If you look to the lower right side of the picture, you’ll see the guineas looking in.

    That’s about it. We put the chicks in the pen for the first time yesterday, and they are still there this morning! I worried that something would come eat them in the middle of the night.
     
  2. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! What a creative use of stuff that would otherwise go to the landfill!
     
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea & it looks good, too! Free is always the BEST!!

    I love the "human chicken!!" [​IMG] How nice to have helpers. [​IMG]

    Thanks for posting it!!
     
  4. talkin turkey

    talkin turkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet little coop. I was wondering how many chickens you have in ther. Looks like they love it.
    -Turkey
     
  5. OklahomaJamie

    OklahomaJamie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! I have 4 banties.
     
  6. OklahomaJamie

    OklahomaJamie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks!!
     
  7. OklahomaJamie

    OklahomaJamie Out Of The Brooder

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    Jacky'sMamma :

    Looks great! What a creative use of stuff that would otherwise go to the landfill!

    Thanks!​
     
  8. talkin turkey

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    Yea that was smart using what would have gone to the dump.

    -Turkey
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice recycling! You did good.
     
  10. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Great job and looks like the kiddos love it as well! [​IMG]
     

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