Hoop Coop/Pumpkin Nook, take a look

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TommyTurkey, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. TommyTurkey

    TommyTurkey In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    NW Ohio
    In the Spring, I planted pumpkin seeds and the birds kept eating the seedlings. So I took the hoop coop I made for the chicks while they were growing and covered the pumpkin mound with it to keep the birds and chickens out....the pumpkin vines grew out through the poultry netting and the pumpkins sit right on the netting...easy to pick...I left the door open on it one day and the chickens started going in and using it for shade and dirt bathes...so I sprinkled some poultry dust in the soil to kill and lice or mites on the chickens and the chickens ate all the beetles that are harmful to pumpkins...worked out great.[​IMG]..just wanted to share...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  2. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chirping

    Sep 26, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Great! [​IMG] You know, I'm going to have to do something like that next year for my fruit & veggie garden, my flock kept finding ways to get in & eat all the juicy pickings they could.[​IMG]
  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. Very interesting. [​IMG]
  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    I like it! What a nice retreat on a hot day [​IMG]

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