1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Here's mine. It came out pretty good for a first timer. Cost a little more than I thought it would. It needs a little work in the spring on the peaks. I used some sort of odd paneling. Not sure if I like it much. It is insulated tight with thick Styrofoam. The chickens seem to like it. I am using a heat lamp to heat it. Works ok. It was -8 degrees a week or so ago the chickens were fine. The water skimmed over a little. Nothing serious. We usually don't get cold weather that bad.
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks pretty good--what is the inside like?
     
  3. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    The nest boxes are built on the outside in the back and on the inside it's like a small hall with perches. Nothing fancy. Not a great picture I didn't want the skanks to get cold. They are only 12 weeks old. Another 12 and maybe I will see an egg. Hopefully
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  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I think you did a fantastic job for your first time!!!


    Dawn
     
  5. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    My Husband designed and built it. I only helped. He designed the house and built that too. He's handy to have around. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I should have said first time coop by dh.
     
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  6. Buff Hooligans

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    It looks great. Unusual and cool windows!
     
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  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:The window is Plexiglas. Just screwed on. Works and is pretty much air tight.

    I saw on another post this guys coop and he has a wood stove in it. What a great idea. We heat our house with a wood stove. For a coop...could be a little tricky.
     
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  8. namreknat

    namreknat Out Of The Brooder

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    Good looking coop! Looks like your chickens are happy in there!
     
  9. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:I hope so. I know 0 about chickens. I am learning fast. I know now not to have bare skin with moles or any kind of marks, zits, scratches or anything they can get their beak on. Ouch. I learned the hard way what not to do. LOL.

    I am working on a design for a feeder. I hate the one I have. It's a hanging one and the feed does not slide down good. And the feed that comes down they pick it out onto the floor. I think I might do something with pvc pipe and a timer. I will have to think about it. Seems a mechanism like a egg turner could be modified.....I will have to think about this more. Sorry about my blabbering. Thanks for all the compliments. I have found out one thing. Chickens are not cheap!!!
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  10. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Looks nicer than my house...Seriously!

    Gorgeous....Thanks for sahring
     

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