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My NEW Breeding Pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DMRippy, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:Thank you! I am going to update tomorrow. We moved the birds in over the past 3 days and they are all tucked in now [​IMG]
     
  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMPRESSIVE!!
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    nice job! [​IMG]
     
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    ajcress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HaHA!! My DH put those self locking latches on my coop and the first day I went up and saw what he had done, which by the way was very thoughtful and might i add helpful, I went back to the house and got a really long, durable boot string and attached it to the loop at the bottom of the lever on the latch and ran it up the top over the door and hooked it to a nail inside the coop to avoid being locked in all day!! I think the loving DH may have been trying to allow me more time in the coop since I love my chickens sooo much!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    OK, I think most of these pics are on her but I do have one last pic to put up. We finished the runs with ramps and roosts and EVERYONE that is going in the back is in the back even my new birds. Everyone seems to be happy, especially the roos that have been in pens. They now have some girls of their own and are learning how to woow them. I also got a few extra roos gone so now all my roo pens are empty. [​IMG]

    This is the ramp and roosts we added. We used some of the wood from the free fencing and scraps we cut for rungs. The roosts are also some scraps from some pallet tops we tore apart.
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    I will try to get pics of the birds today. We are so happy to have everyone moved. We will be making feeders with 2 4inch pvc pipes and we got some plastic pans from DEALS and I will put up pics when we get them in. They seem to work OK. We added 2 or 3 gal. buckets with nipples in each coop for water. We hung those from the ceiling and are hoping they will not freeze solid. Our winters are not usually to extreme and usually only in the teens and 20's and this time of year in the 40-50's in the day, but that will get colder.

    We still have to decided on locks. Right now we are using screws to lock them up, but that is no fun. Next week we should fix that. So keep your lock ideas coming! I have a few small gaps to fill on the back but nothing to worry too much about.

    Not sure how much this cost total but I think under $300 with fencing, roofing and other things. Not bad for 10 - 4 x 13 breeding pens. [​IMG]
     
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    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good work!! Now I have a new spring project [​IMG]
     
  8. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks!
     
  9. CarolJ

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    They look great - and you've done an amazing job of keeping the costs down. [​IMG] I need to drive out and see them again now that they're finished and the chickens have moved in! [​IMG] You've got marans hatching soon, don't you?
     
  10. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:Lockdown is today! 28 eggs I think [​IMG] Might want to wait till it quits raining. It is going to raid today, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     

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