My coop and run area for my girls!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ariel188, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with one coop, but due to CHICKEN MATH another was added on. The 2 coops have a door in the middle that I can close to separate off or not. Dust bath pool with umbrella cover so it doesn't get wet from rain. A green/weed growing box that they can eat when it grows tall enough though the mesh. Another box with grass, veggie and fruit scraps thrown in. There is also a automatic chicken door called Ador1 that opens and closes in the AM and PM so I don't have to worry about it. Also automatic nipple waterer installed directly into pipes called The Chicken Fountain, so the water is always clean, fresh, and cool! 15 happy girls!

    To see to brooder they were raised them go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ders-and-what-makes-raising-chicks-way-easier

    To see the girls now go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...n-brooders-and-outside-in-coops#post_14860093



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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It looks like you've used your space very efficiently, nice job. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you SO much!! :)
     
  4. ClockRoach

    ClockRoach Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice. What kind of dog is that, and how does it do with the birds? We're looking into getting a puppy, ourselves, but we've pretty much resigned ourselves to forcing the dog and chickens to take turns with the yard.
     
  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nicely done!!
     
  6. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog is EXCELLENT with the chickens, she is so sweet and calm, she would NEVER hurt them! She knows they are part of the pack. She is rare here in the US. Her breed is called an Eurasier. If you look up the breed you will want one for sure. If you are really are interested PM me and I can put you into contact with breeders. They are $1700 for a puppy. :)
     
  7. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the sweet and kind words!!
     
  8. BathrobeGardner

    BathrobeGardner Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you deal with the flies with the coops being so close to your house? Where in So. Cali are you? Your chicks are beautiful.
     
  9. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny you ask that, we have LOTS of fly swatters in the house, lol. Yeah we do get more flys in the summer. The door you can see in the coop area goes to our garage so its not directly into out home. We are near San Diego.
     
  10. BathrobeGardner

    BathrobeGardner Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good. My chickens are behind my garage too and my husband constantly complains of flies, even though I clean a lot. I blame the dogs for the flies myself LOL
     

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