Just some pics of my coop and chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by X_and_Z, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. X_and_Z

    X_and_Z Chirping

    Feb 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    My Coop
    It's rainy here today and I thought that I would share some pics of my coop and chickens from yesterday's sunny and warm day.

    Here is the layout of my coop/run which sits in a 14.5'x16' chicken yard. The girls have 24/7 access to the entire coop/run and an auto chicken door to the chicken yard.


    This is a picture of the front of my coop/run. The egg boxes are hidden behind a meyer lemon tree. Also in view are my silver laced polish (far right) and dark brahma (partially hidden in shadow).


    I have put in a frame and planted it with some chicken friendly seeds. The girls managed to scratch dirt and wood chips to fill it up though. My dark brahma girl is ready to devour the first sprout. So far they are leaving the potted rosemary alone and the espaliered pomegranate is established enough to scoff at chicken attempts of destruction.


    Just beyond the rosemary there is a treadle feeder and the "wet" area of the chicken yard that is filled with river rock to avoid a mud pit. The coop/run sits on a base made of 12" wide pressure treat. I made the girls a ramp over the rocks to make getting in/out the auto chicken door a bit easier.


    The girls insist that they have not had enough treats as yet today - even though they have finished off the soldier fly larvae in their chicken toy (the yellow ball near the top of the picture).


    That's it for now. I'm sure I will have more pics soon.
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    You have a very nice coop and some very beautiful birds! :eek: I absolute love your run and how you use river rock to avoid a mud pit; that is a fantastic idea.
    Thank you for sharing your coop/run!
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Beautiful coop and chickens. :love
  4. 1CuriousCreature

    1CuriousCreature Chirping

    Jan 17, 2018
    Sisters Oregon
    This is a really thoughtful layout. They look happy for sure. Nice to know that rosemary is holding up! Yes, that's the "where are the treats" stink eye.
  5. X_and_Z

    X_and_Z Chirping

    Feb 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    My Coop
    Thanks for the compliments on the coop/run and yard. The girls are very happy and laying like mad. My neighbors are thrilled with all the eggs :D
  6. N F C

    N F C coffee time!

    Dec 12, 2013
    Pretty flock and nice coop! Thanks for sharing some photos :thumbsup

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