My Chicken Church and Duck House

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BeckyBird, May 21, 2008.

  1. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Hi everybody! I wanted to show some pictures of my chicken church and duck house. It is so much fun to decorate the yard and give homes to my babies at the same time. Hope you like them!



  2. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Songster

    May 11, 2008
    And one pretty picture of the church!

  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Lovin' that duck run! Your little boy looks like he's going to hop in and take a swim with them! hehe
  4. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    They are just beautiful!! What is all that green stuff on the ground.... OH Grass! Sorry I'm from AZ. We have dirt, gravel, cactus, rocks-lots of rocks! Seriously though, I love the Chicken Church concept. I'm a Pastor's wife so any way to get em saved!
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Very nice....beautiful for the yard too [​IMG]

    Cute babies and cute human child too.
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Question: did you use something other than chicken wire on the fencing??? The reason being that predators can slice through chicken wire like butter.....which I don't get, cause from the name chicken wire it would seem you could use it for chickens. Apparently it only works to keep chickens in or out, not the things that eat chickens. Just a word to the wise, I would hate to have you wake up with a bunch of feather piles. Anyway, your setup is gorgeous!!! Based on how my duck pen looks I'm not gonna be posting pics on here!!! LOL!!!!
  7. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Thanks for the nice compliments everybody!

    I did go through and reinforce the pens with some tough fencing (you can see it in the top photo, which was taken this week. The other photos are from last year.)
    After my neighbor's dog broke through my chicken wire rabbit pen AND my church, I had to take action. I wired all my pens with tough livestock wire, and I left all the chicken wire on too, to stop smaller predators. They all have semi floors, so things can't dig underneath. My next project is to replace all the existing chicken wire with some 1/2" hardware wire. These birds make me work hard, that's for sure!
  8. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Is that lattice board you have for a roof on your duck run?

    Maybe THAT's what I should look at for the ducks and geese ...

    It looks like it provides shade, but wouldn't be too hot. I know it's not much protection, but my ducks and geese would rather be out in the weather. Maybe closing in just a corner in case they DO want in ... but leaving the rest open for coolness' sake. It gets HOT here more than anything.

    Thanks for sharing the pics. They look really nice, and I love to see what other people do!

  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Love them! They look great out in the yard!
  10. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    soo cool can you post some demensions?

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