Hoop coop project finally complete

TerriLaChicks

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 23, 2008
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Forgot to add, had the same problem w/lack of shade, so I use 2 shade cloths over my "grow-out" pen & they work great -- got them at Walmart end of season 3 years ago, they are still holding up just fine. I just picked up a battery operated fan the other day for when it gets brutally hot.
 

CaroleW

Crowing
May 13, 2011
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AZ
That is a great coop! We have the same shade issues here in AZ so our coop is just made of 1/2" hardware cloth on wood frame. Will have a roof to shade but just have shade cloth and a few odd pieces of plywood leftovers sitting on the hardware cloth roof right now. We made a big sunshade to cover the run area and they seem to like it much better during the day now.

We may have to tarp the coop when our windstorms (monsoons) start later in the summer. But for now they need the ventilation until they get used to the increasing temperatures.

CaroleW
 

monica.stromberg

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 31, 2011
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Love it! What an excellent coop! You might want to put the nest boxes away until the girls start laying, so they don't get into the habit of sleeping in them.

Paradise Chickens
"Poultry in Motion!"
 

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