Moving day! Some great pics (lots) much fun!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickieNikki, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. 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)




  2. Auntbeast

    Auntbeast In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Rabun County, GA
    That looks fantastic! The kids too. [​IMG] It is so nice and bright, I bet they love it.
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    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.
  4. 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!!!
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    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 [​IMG] and cute pics by the way
  6. Quote:cackle, and i'm very pleased--and I think they're pretty, too![​IMG]
  7. chickachickadoo

    chickachickadoo Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    They are so pretty! How big is the coop?

    What a great idea for placement of the window!
  8. sangel4you

    sangel4you Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    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, you think it will make them start eating the pellet bedding?!
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Real nice coop. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time. [​IMG]

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