My new coop and run...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lobzi, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Thank you all for sharing your ideas on building. I knew nothing about this before reading your posts. I am so proud of how mine turned out. I only bought the wire, everything else is recycled materials that I scrounged up. I might yet change the top to a plexi-glass (offered to me on by a person on FreeCycle) version so more light gets in during the day. I tweak it every day (today I found the window and added it to the coop;I like being able to see inside the coop and it allows for a little more light) so I certainly understand the post about never ending coop constructions!
    Inside the coop
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How cute! They get colorful blankets!

    Might want to put in a droppings board or a roost away from the nest boxes or they will fill with poo!
  3. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Songster

    May 19, 2008
    I agree with the poster above. You might want to put in a shelf under the roost. bc it looks like those beautiful nests will be full of poo in no time flat.

    How many chickens do you have?

    Good luck and keep building

  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Colorful Chickie is spoiled. She like all the comforts of home. This is all for her right now and those blankets are some of my old tee shirts. I have not seen her use the perch yet. If I notice a problem with poo in the nests I will do as you suggest. The top of the nest boxes extend out pretty far and it would never be a problem in the chicken roost facing out. If they face the closest wall, the opening would be in the line of poo drop!
    I cannot decide if I should get her some companions. I would like more chickens in the future but Im afraid to upset her. She has been an "only child."

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