My suburban, in the garage, version of my Coop is done. (Pics added)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by comerrick, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a 5x3 ft 6 ft tall and it's in my garage so I didn't need to worry about the elements outside. Plus with it in the Garage, it's out of sight, out of mind for my suburban neighbors AND within city ordinances of it not being within 50ft of my neighbors houses. [​IMG] In about 4 or so months, I will add a pull down door in the front top and build brooder boxes behind that for convienience in gathering the eggs.
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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    That's cool. Get a dog pen or make a simple tractor so the chickens can get
    some sun. Chickens LOVE sunlight and real ground.
     
  3. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, they will free range in the back yard during the day. And I have a floresent like daylight bulbs for the wintertime.
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  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Velly nice. Had you considered putting wheels on it, so you can haul it out for cleaning?
    (Everything oughta have wheels)
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Perfect. They are gonna be some spoiled chickies. [​IMG]
     
  6. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL, I have thought of it but that would allow my twin 4 year olds too much ablily to screw something up. [​IMG]
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  7. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Eggs came second for good reason to have them. BUG CONTROL was first and priority over that! [​IMG]
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  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They control bugs very well. Just don't be discouraged when they don't eat ants.

    Ours' have cut our tick population by 90%.
     
  9. comerrick

    comerrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since the ants are inside, rather than out, I don't think they could of helped anyways! [​IMG] The DE is taking care of them. I have a garden so I want to keep the colorado beetle and squash bug down, ect.
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  10. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    The more I learn about chickens, the more I like them. Tick control. Awesome!
     

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