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  1. Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a few photos of my coop...the "Quack Shack"


    Woke up to 14" of snow a few days before Thanksgiving (before and after)

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    Since the "big snow", I have skirted the bottom of the coop to make a "duck hut" (hence the "Quack Shack")...and I have not put the white corner molding on the skirt yet (it's on the "to do" list). And I have also installed their pond heater...best invention EVER!

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    My chickens have the coop, and the ducks have the "duck hut". The coop is 4' x 6' x 5' (plus 18" for the duck hut) and fully insulated. Their run is 8' x 32'. This spring, I'm going to build another coop that is more "people friendly". This little coop serves my 5 hens very well, but I want a bigger coop. Not for chicken math, but for me! I want a coop designed for the "human equasion". Something I can stand in, and that has a storage closet in it. And outlets...lots of outlets! Live and learn.
     
  2. Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 2, 2010
    Utah
    P.S. I have only heated my coop 3 days thus far, we had several days of sub zero temps. I have a wireless thermometer in the coop now, and have stopped heating it. I don't like using heat, but I like having the option. I'm glad I insulated and wired for heat. Better to have it, and not need it...than to need it, and not have it...IMHO
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Quack Shack! I love it! I agree, those extras are nice to have even when you don't need it-yet.
     

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