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I am making silkie coops this month, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SilkieGirl, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. SilkieGirl

    SilkieGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be renovating my entire setup of older cages and building new coops for the breeds I have settled on raising. I will be raising silkies(main one) brahmas and cornish all of which are bantams. If anyone has some tips or ideas that could help me out that would be awesome. [​IMG]
     
  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. SilkieGirl

    SilkieGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one is awesome, I already have the building im not using so I can start on it tomorow, will be perfect for wintering birds over since it gets really cold and really muddy here. My cornish cant fly either so i guess the same would work for them too. Thanks so much for telling me about that [​IMG]
     
  4. SilkieGirl

    SilkieGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know a good design for smallish pair coops?
     
  5. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:3x4x3 box with the front 1/2" mesh and the rest wood....these are what my cages for pairs of bantams are.
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up making a small bantam coop in my shed.

    It's just a 4x4 box with an 8' run. We built it in a day.

    I raked up a bunch of leaves and put it in the run and I had dried grass to add to the coop.

    It's only 4' high, so the tops of the run lift off to allow me to stand up if I need to clean it out or something.

    I put wire and gravel around the bottom edges.

    These pics were taken before finishing the bedding, but you get the idea.



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