I just have to share their new home

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by maritymoon, May 20, 2012.

  1. maritymoon

    maritymoon Hatching

    May 19, 2012
    My eight little chicks (about 4 weeks old) are happily locked into their new home; much bigger and way more interesting than the brooder I had in the breakfast nook. They've been living with the lights off for about a week as the house stays about 70 degrees, and they don't seem the worse for it. It was about 80 degrees today, and the coop is spectacularly built for us by my dad from pine cut and milled on his property. I hope they are warm enough out there tonight, though, as I don't have the light/electricity installed, and I didn't insulate it or anything. I closed the vents, though, and there's pine shavings on the floor.

    I have to share pictures because I am so impressed with the work he did![​IMG] I hope you like it. My daughter picked out the color. I will have to leave them in the coop (with vents and window open) when I go to work tomorrow because the run isn't predator-proof yet. I hope it won't get too hot in there for them.
  2. Chiko

    Chiko Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Good Job! I love how's there a random chick just staring at you :D.......That is a chick by the ramp isn't it?
  3. maritymoon

    maritymoon Hatching

    May 19, 2012
    yep.. one lone black chick there, the others were over by the raspberry shrub in the left foreground, eating the buds ;)
  4. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Songster

    Apr 29, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    It's a lovely shade of blue! Great hen house!!
  5. peckaboo

    peckaboo In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    Race City USA
    Love the blue...great job!

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