My adventure as a chicken mama begins

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ClearSkye, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Nice, I haven't gotten to try Austrolorps yet, but can't wait until I do. Do you think that barred rock is a roo? The comb looks big in the pic, but doesn't seem red. Just curious.

    My hubby always likes to get new tools for projects. So do I for that matter. I don't know who butters who up more. "Oh,.... I'm not crazy about your new project, But I love that you thought about me when you grabbed this lighter hammer and cordless (bright green with a nice little carry case) drill!" My cordless driver/drill isn't nearly as powerful as his, which I have used, but my hands and arms last a lot longer with less weight. And it serves most if not all of my projects well.

    Congratulations on your coop and chicken family. And welcome to BYC!
     
  2. ClearSkye

    ClearSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh if its a roo its all my fault, cause i picked up the ones i brought home lol
    no worries the place i got them will exchange if it is.

    I always go for the tools with power rather than the girly ones.
     
  3. BY Bob

    BY Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birch tree has tiny leaves and the grapevines are not running yet but here is my coop and run. I will run the grapevines on the right up and over the run in the back. This should give them shade and potection from all but heavy rain. The coop in front is a prefab thing that we are planning to replace this summer.

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  4. ClearSkye

    ClearSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a great tree right there. What kind of coop are you going to put there when you replace that one?

    On ours the cloth is all in and trimmed up and im painting the undersides of the roof plywood tonight so we can put in the metal roof tomorrow. With any luck some siding will go up too *crosses fingers*
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I know I'm a bit late, but welcome to BYC ClearSkye! Your coop looks really cool! And your chicks are adorable! I hope you enjoy chickens as much as we do (I think you will!). Good luck and don't ever hesitate to ask questions!
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  6. BY Bob

    BY Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter is an Architectural Engineer so I gave her dimensions of the available space and she is going to design me a coop. She designed the run for me. It was so easy. I took the list of lumber she gave me to home depot and came home with everyhing I needed. No return trips required. It's great to get something out of that college degree I paid for! :yesss:
     
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  7. ClearSkye

    ClearSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    Where we started today- all the cloth installed
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    Plywood for roof installed that I painted last night
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    Hubby trimmed up overhang... He totally rocks!
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    Felt and metal roof next!!
     
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  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    It looks awesome!
     
  9. ClearSkye

    ClearSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup really happy with it so far... Father in law said it was the most overbuilt henhouse ever... But he meant it in a nice way of course. The girls are totally ready to move in too lol

    The finished roof: [​IMG]
     
  10. Beezer

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    This looks awesome. Glad to see another coop in suburbia. Your yard looks to be similar in size to mine.
     

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