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Just finished the new roost.......

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dakotafig, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. dakotafig

    dakotafig Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I just finished the new roost for my 7 hens. I thought I would share a couple of pictures. It was kind of funny, they must have been confused for the first night. I went out there just after dark and they were all lined up on the ramp.

    Hopefully since I put them up on the roost board tonight they will get the hint tomorrow.

    For me the purpose of building this was so I could have a contained area of stall dry right below them to help make cleaning easier. The ramp I put on a hinge so I can raise it up and easily have it off the floor for when I clean that bedding.

    Started out with a couple chickens and a store bought tiny coop, and as about everyone on here knows, that doesn't last long till you are expanding.

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  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    Your new digs look quite lovely! And yes, they will get the hang of it in a day or so… such are our birds. Looks as though you have done your homework and created a top notch, first class setup for you and your charges. I love the white birds with the black necks, are those Columbia rocks? I got a chuckle out of the tiny, throw away coop so many folks start with, but regardless of your method of entry, the pleasure of having birds is worth the price of admission. Lucky flock, lucky you. Oh, and welcome to BYC as well.

    Best to you and your birds,

    RJ

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  3. dakotafig

    dakotafig Out Of The Brooder

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    They are light brahma's. They lay good size blue eggs, at least mine do. They are very gentle. My banty is a buff brahma, same neck coloring just buff color instead.

    Of course the other three are buff Orpingtons.

    I have gathered lots of information from this site over time. Always trying to be prepared. :)
     
  4. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just added this little run to my 4 month chickens house that's inside the big house/run of my adult chickens.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ummm...... My Light Brahma's don't lay blue eggs...can you post a pic of said blue eggs?
     
  6. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was going to say... If you're getting blue eggs, they ain't brahmas ;)
     
  7. dakotafig

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    Sorry, I guess they are more green. The buff Orpington's lay the brown eggs on the right.

    What color should they be laying?

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  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Brahmas lay light brown eggs. If you post photos of the "light brahmas" in your flock we can help you to properly identify them.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Can you post a better shot of the bird sitting in with the BO's (the one with the dark collar showing)? Also the bird with it's back to the camera?
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'm thinking the 'orps' may be easter eggers?

    Close clear pics of faces and legs?
     

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