I Finally Have A Chicken Coop! *Pic Heavy*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    The guys finally made me a growing pen/coop for my half grown chickens! It is not really a coop ... just a room in an old barn but hey "IT WORKS!" Let me know what you think! I have 30 chicks in there right now.

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    The Happy Chickens In Their New Coop!
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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] You have a colorful flock!

    It's cool that you have the old farm buildings on your property to work with. It's probably really awesome to see history like that around your place. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They all look happy & healthy!

    Two things you might consider changing - it looks like you are using hay as bedding; that's not a good idea, as they can eat it and become impacted from it. Many folks on here (me included) have lost chickens to crop impaction due to eating hay. The strands are really long, and just seem to wrap around and form into a big clump, and then they are unable to pass through the crop. Wood shavings or pelleted pine bedding is probably the very safest bedding to use. Also, you might think about cutting off the sharp looking ends of off the roost boards, as I can see a potential issue if they try to fly up from the side...don't want them impaling themselves on the boards or anything.

    Other than that, it's a right fine chicken area! [​IMG]
     
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    it looks good and they all look healthy and happy! congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG] I do agree with Wynette however, but other than that it looks good and theyre very colorful and pretty, congrats! [​IMG]


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  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I am struck by that one photo of the chicken leaning over to read the words on the wall.
     
  6. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome coop
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
    I don't have enough shavings for the whole coop, so I just put hay down for the bedding!
     
  8. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like that the "window" is at the bottom and they can all look out!
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    We added that so they could have a breez!
    Do you think one of those big bags of shavings would cover the whole pen?
    Any ideas to keep them from getting bored?
     
  10. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful coop, I love rustic looking coops. Your birds are gorgeous too. [​IMG]
     

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