1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens moved in this week (after spending nights in a guinea pig cage in my living room and days outside) and the transition has gone well for them (although I'm discovering the need for more weatherproofing to keep rain out, and other modifications, etc) - but here it is. There is a 3'x5'x4' tall enclosure that is backed up to it but I took these pictures before then. After the summer of mostly free-ranging around my back yard - that enclusure seems way way to small for 4 chickens to spend much time in. That picture with the guinea pig cage is from the first night when they seemed freaked out so I put their familiar sleeping spot inside the coop to help them feel better. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Very nice coop [​IMG]
     
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job! Bet your girls just loved it!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. mlmadura

    mlmadura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!!!!
     
  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little small isn't it! You know you'll want more birds [​IMG]
     
  6. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have to admit, it does look tooo small for 50 birds.

    What, you don't have 50?

    Just wait...[​IMG] [​IMG]: [​IMG]
     
  7. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Nice coop! Your girls look very content![​IMG]
     
  8. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very, very nice, dftkarin!

    Good design, chalked seams, well-painted . . .

    You should be proud of yourself. You did your research, stuck with it and got it built!

    Steve
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I think it is very cute, and lovely colors,
    I like your hens too.
    Omran.
     
  10. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all the kind words. For the first few days they kept coming up to my back door at dusk - the old bedtime routine when they were sleeping inside - but starting yesterday they went into the coop on their own without being lured with treats or carried and placed in it! Yippee! I love these sweet chickens....
     

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