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  1. RiverwoodChicks

    RiverwoodChicks Hatching

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    It's amasing what you can do with a pile of wood.
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    Just getting started. Hot day, needed a temporary roof.
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    Up to this point I had a shed plan to work with, now I need to start the brain gears working for the "coop" Parts.
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    Here's the big picture, the run is on the left. You can see my meaties in the tractor out back.
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    The nest boxes are made out of Bean Crates set on 2x4's screwed to the wall.
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    Roosts fold up for easy cleaning. At this point everything looked so clean and nice, put alittle stain on the paneling and I'd live in there.
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    I moved the chickens in on Monday and had my first 2 eggs by the end of the day. OK I did adopt eleven 1 year olds from a friend so I guess I cheated a little bit. [​IMG]
    I processed my meaties on Tuesday (yum) 45 birds 358 lbs in my freezer WOW their like little turkeys
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    My crazy timeline:
    8/4 decided to do meat chickens
    8/5 at Menards buying lumber for an 8 x 16 meat tractor
    8/21 meat chicks arrive (50)
    8/24 a friend wants me to take 11 of his older laying hens so...
    8/26 at Menards buying lumber for chicken coop (and the meat tractors not even finished yet)
    Building such a big coop those 11 might be lonely so...
    9/11 My order of little day old layers arrive (25)
    Back to Menards so many times for this that and the other thing I can't even remember the dates.
    Finished the meat tractor the day they moved in.
    95% finished on the coop when they HAD to move in (hope they don't mind me finishing it while their in it, I think they like the company.)
    AND while all that is going on, I run a 40 acre produce farm open 7 days a week and do 3 additional weekly farmers markets.
    AND I breed Airedale terriers so I had a litter of those little guys to care for.
    I'm so glad it's almost November so I can hibernate till the Spring planting season starts.
    Goodnight....
     
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Fantastic coop!....hope you get a chance to put your feet up and admire all your hard work....
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    u busy bee, get some rest....beautiful coop btw
     
  4. mlmadura

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    WOW! Very nice.
     
  5. SSO202

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    Nice job....[​IMG]
     
  6. Robin L

    Robin L Songster

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    Looks great! Very busy [​IMG]
     
  7. farmin-family

    farmin-family In the Brooder

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    What size is your coop if you don't mind me asking???
     
  8. RiverwoodChicks

    RiverwoodChicks Hatching

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    Jul 20, 2008
    The coop is 8 X 12
    Run is 16 X 40
     
  9. redoak

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    Very nice coop, great job
     
  10. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    eggstreamly nice coop. I am probably gonna steal most of that coop idea for myself ifin you dont mind. Simple yet lots of features for your chickens. Good job.
     

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