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Here's some new pics of my coop, not sure about the inside though.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by There A Chick, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. There A Chick

    There A Chick In the Brooder

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    I'm fairly happy with how the coop turned out. I still have to paint some of the trim boards on the edges, but here it is:

    Ta-Da!!!

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    I'm showing this side, there's a window on each side for good ventilation. Then see, when my boss started building it I was just going to paint it but then we were getting new siding on our house this year so I asked them to side the chicken coop too, that's why we ended up with exposed wood on the roof ends that I will paint. My boss said we would have done it differently if he know we were going to be siding it but it was a last minute decision kind of thing.

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    Me, I know how to roof now:

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    ok, now we get to the inside. I thought the bucket nesting box thing was a cool idea, I had 5 buckets together originally but as the peeps were learning to fly they would fly up to the top of one of the buckets, slide to the crack between 2 of them and get their poor little feet stuck til I came to resuce them, so I pulled out 2 of the buckets to avoid that happening again and I may pull out the other 3 and re-do it altogether.

    As it is right now, I don't have any bedding in the buckets and they are nesting on the floor. I think I should just make wooden boxes of some sort. What do you all think? Are you supposed to use shavings in the nesting boxes?

    Sorry I couldn't get real good shots of the inside because its too small to be in and have room for the pic.

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    Also, my peeps are very nice and friendly. My DH says they love me. My daughter and I have been playing with them since they were born. They will fly on you if you go in there and they like to snuggle. Is this usual?

    Thanks for looking. :)
     
  2. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

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    Nicely done... and love the siding...

    I'm sure your girls will long and happy lives in that cool coop!
     
  3. muddler6

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    Very nicely done!! As for material in the nest box, I use shredded newspaper in mine and when given the choice between wood shavings and newspaper, mine go for the newspaper everytime. I change it pretty often and just throw it out into the coop when I replace what is in the nest boxes, then when I clean out the coop the newspaper, shavings and droppings all go into the compost bin.
     
  4. There A Chick

    There A Chick In the Brooder

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    Quote:Do you shred the newspaper in a paper shredder?
     
  5. drom

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    California
    Wow-great job! They will be very safe and secure there!
     

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