My Unfinished Chicken Palace

Do you like my Chicken Palace?


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LosPollosLopez

In the Brooder
Jun 15, 2016
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Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas
We started building our chicken palace last summer & continued though the winter.
July 2016
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October 2016
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March 2017 The still uncompleted run (i am attaching the run sides to the coop)
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Another angle (notice how the chickens have stripped my yard of grass...i need to complete the run already...)
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Some features of my 8x8 coop. It stands 8ft with a 30in shaded area underneath. The run is 8ft tall, 8 ft wide and 10ft long; total length is 18 ft)
I have dual waterers
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A view of the inside waterer setup (4 poultry nipples on a 30 inch pipe) the hardware cloth is to prevent roosting.
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the 3 roosting bars with my easter eggers! (we started with 4 and now have almost 30. this includes a few roosters waiting to be sold at local flea market.)
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The nesting box hangs outside on the shady side for easy reach. The ventilation registers were added to help crossflow of air.
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List of still to be completed tasks:
Build a door for run
Build a partial roof/ wire roof for the run
Build hardware cloth coop door inserts (for super hot, but rain-free summer days)
Install a box fan w/ air filter (saw on pintrest)
solar powered interior lights
a chicken web cam (for my obsessive bird watching)
landscaping a hardy bush for coop run shade
landscape rocks for surrounding my palace to deter neighborhood dogs from digging

Result 8-11 eggs per day from my 14 laying hens (10 more pullets should be laying in next 3mos.

Leave suggestions or questions! Thanks BYC
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