My girls moved into my new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zwillingsmama, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Zwillingsmama

    Zwillingsmama Songster

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    after a few weeks of work my girls moved today into their new coop. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area so our weather is mild with temperatures never below 30 in the winter. So I opted for an open concept since ventilation in the old one was an issue.
    There is a roof over half of the coop and the other half has none. The hardware cloth is attached with screw with an apron around to keep critters out with the exception of the fence line where I used 12x12 pavers.
    I gave them 3 options as nesting box. An old Mexican oven, a 5 gallon bucket and a box. As I go I will put some „entertainment „ in like a swing etc.

    Let me know what you think and how I could improve it.
     

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  2. Steven Bussell

    Steven Bussell Songster

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    Nice design...
    I'm here in Nor Cal 707 area.
    Born and raised in the Bay !!!!
    How many birds and how long have you been keeping chickens if you don't mind me asking
     
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  3. Zwillingsmama

    Zwillingsmama Songster

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    5 birds, my first and they just turned 1.
     
  4. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    The run looks nice and secure. Is the first photo the roost?

    JT
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    They are going to want to get up on the structure above the roost,
    you might have to block that off.
    The bucket nest does not look stable....and might be hard to get into.
     
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  6. Zwillingsmama

    Zwillingsmama Songster

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    First photo is the roost. And yes I noticed the girls don’t even attempt to check the bucket out. Although it is securely attached to the chair. The winner seems to be the Mexican oven. They all seem to like it.
    The storage above will be filled today with chicken related items - food, wood shavings etc. I hope that will deter them or I have to come up with something
     

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  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    That chimnea is super cute as a nest box!

    For the first time I can recall I don't have to even think about asking about ventilation LOL.
     
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