My girls in their new coop/run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MRichmond, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. MRichmond

    MRichmond Songster

    66
    202
    107
    Mar 12, 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    After what seems like forever, our girls are finally in their real coop and run. It’s going to take a little while to get them used to the automatic door. It closes at 5 p.m. and they’re not used to going to bed until 5:30 or so. I’m working on getting them used to coming in by giving them a snack in the coop at a few minutes before 5. I still need to add some branches and other roosting spots, but they seem to like it pretty well so far. I like it, because I can take a chair in and sit with them.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. iliamna

    iliamna Chirping

    29
    8
    77
    Mar 25, 2008
    Do you have an automatic door on a timer?
     
  3. MRichmond

    MRichmond Songster

    66
    202
    107
    Mar 12, 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    It’s an Ador automatic door and it came preprogrammed. I’m sure I can reprogram it, but I didn’t want to mess with something thanks working. LOL!
     
  4. iliamna

    iliamna Chirping

    29
    8
    77
    Mar 25, 2008
    Any directions for reprogramming it?
     
    Ladies-Eight likes this.
  5. MRichmond

    MRichmond Songster

    66
    202
    107
    Mar 12, 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    I’m sure there were directions. I wanted to see how close the door was to their actual behavior. I’ll give it a shot tomorrow.
     
    Ladies-Eight and Sequel like this.
  6. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    Your set up looks terrific!
     
  7. MRichmond

    MRichmond Songster

    66
    202
    107
    Mar 12, 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    Thank you!
    21A49E3E-4BA9-4465-963C-23BB24118479.jpeg 8B3347E2-75EE-48BB-97C7-7060AE8AF654.jpeg B1D2B133-FBD3-4A05-B882-E36748A0E12F.jpeg 40159D37-8AAC-4CC6-B31E-01BED8C3304D.jpeg
     
  8. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

    2,122
    3,283
    376
    Feb 19, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    Looks good!
    Your water cups will freeze, if they haven't already. You might want to look into a different waterer for winter. I use horizontal nipples in a 5 gal bucket, with a stock tank deicer.
     
    Ladies-Eight, aart, MRichmond and 2 others like this.
  9. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

    1,728
    4,479
    416
    May 21, 2018
    Stillwater, OK
    Lovely coop and run! We have our auto doors close about 10-15 min after official sunset, to allow any stragglers was to get inside...
     
  10. MRichmond

    MRichmond Songster

    66
    202
    107
    Mar 12, 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    Yes, it’s been in the teens here a couple of nights, but I ordered a heated waterer that should be here in a couple of days.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: