Moving day! Some great pics (lots) inside...so much fun!

ChickieNikki

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
211
1
121
1 hour west of St. Louis, MO
The outside of the coop isn't painted, but the inside is done! Of course, it rained sideways last night, and after a full exam, it seems the coop door leaks--the pellets were all dust-ified this morning in small heap by the door. No worries--just added some sweet PDZ and mixed it up and they used it as a dust bath area all day! They are playing and romping and exploring--so much fun to watch, we put a stool and kids' chair inside to spend time in there while they're so young and needing frequent checkups! So here they are in their new home!








(We lowered the waterer after seeing a bit of this)







 

kathyinmo

Nothing In Moderation
10 Years
May 14, 2009
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(SW MO) Nevada, Missouri
My Coop
Such fun, isn't it ! ! I am still new at this whole chicken thing, so this is sure to be a dumb question.... What are those pellet looking things on the floor? Is that food or bedding? I have not seen the stuff before.
 

ChickieNikki

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
211
1
121
1 hour west of St. Louis, MO
Quote:They're pine pellets--it's horse stall bedding (NOT the kind to burn in a stove!), and it's fantastic for chicken coop bedding too. They're VERY low dust, VERY absorbent (my door leaked last night and they absorbed it no problem), and the coop doesn't smell. They were $5.49 /40lb bag at TSC, and I love them. If you do a search, there are a few threads listing pros and cons of shavings v. pellets!

I'm new at this, too--isn't this a fab website for newbs like us!??!?!!

ETA: NO such thing as a dumb question--please always ask, that's how to learn, and everyone is SO helpful here!!!
 
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chickenbottom

Songster
11 Years
Dec 30, 2008
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hollister, florida
where did you buy these beautiful birds expecally the buff orpingtons lol most know that i am a buff O freak havent owned any myself just really want some
and cute pics by the way
 

sangel4you

Songster
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
831
0
139
Halifax, Pennsylvania
nice job! and beautiful looking chicks you've got there! Don't you just LOVE the pellets?! I too am a new fan of the pellet bedding and I can't rave enough about them! My only concern now is my girls will start switching to layer feed in a few weeks and I plan in giving them pellets since there is less waste. They get their food and water OUTSIDE of the coop so they wont get mixed in with the bedding, but...do you think it will make them start eating the pellet bedding?!
 

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