1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never did get to show you guys what I ended up deciding on doing for the big coop for my chicks. I decided to convert one of the stalls in the barn into the coop. I think it has worked out well and I can do more to winterize it when that time comes. The stall is approx 25 x 25 x 15 high and they have tons of room so each has their own space. [​IMG]

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice but, lonely. Think you need a few dozen more chickens to liven it up.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] Agree! But what a nice job!! I bet they just love it!! thanks for sharing.
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I am actually up to 28 chickens now. [​IMG] I just got 2 new orp's today. I had just gotten done cleaning it up so most left the coop. I let them free range during the day.
     
  5. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Good job! Do you need lips on your nest boxes? Do the shavings fall out?
     
  6. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of mine are old enough to lay yet so I don't know if they will fall out or not as of yet. [​IMG] But I have been thinking about that also and what to use on the crates for a lip if it will be needed. I am not even sure if the girls will use them so I did put a few other nesting boxes out in addition to them. I just put in a wooden nest box, dish pan and also a crate standing upright filled with bedding. I am hoping when the time does come for them to lay, I will know which type they will prefer to use. The Orp's I just got are the oldest at 3-4 months old, I am not sure if any of my silkies are hens yet (They don't act like it) but they are about 4 months and then I have 22 nine week olds. I have a feeling once they start to lay, I will have eggs coming out my ears! [​IMG]
     

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