Nesting boxes outside NO COOP??? PICS ON PG2

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ok I am trying to find info for my friend who is new to chickens and her hubby has built her some fine nesting boxes outside on their wood fence but no hen house yet. He will build an enclosure later before winter. Does anyone else house their chickens just in nesting boxes outdoors and no hen house? Any info that you can share with her would be great! Should she build an enclosure right away? Her location is KY. Please share your opinions and I will forward this link for her to read. THANK YOU! She does have a fenced in yard.
     
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  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    She doesn't need a new hen hen house; she needs a new husband.
     
  3. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I don't think she'll likely have chickens for very long. Everything loves to eat chicken - and yard fences can keep very few of them out. Chickens with no safe shelter - particularly at night - make fast, easy, tasty meals for a very wide range of predators.

    Penny
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I've heard of people letting their chickens roost in the trees at night... but if they are sleeping in their nest boxes (and even if they ARE in the trees) they are subject to being eaten by some nocturnal hunter looking for a fat juicy chicken snack [​IMG]
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    She needs a coop and a run for MAX. protection from predators to SAY the least .


    They need to feel secure or that could disrupt the laying process . BUILD THAT COOP & RUN as soon as possible . LIKE YESTERDAY ...........


    How many chickens does she have ?
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    She will have five chickens
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She does not want to let 5 chickens run loose . She wont have them long .
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    She doesn't need a new hen hen house; she needs a new husband.

    Her hubby is a very sweet guy...they are very new to chickens so good advise/ideas are very helpful for them right now. Thanks much!​
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Her hubby is a very sweet guy...they are very new to chickens so good advise/ideas are very helpful for them right now. Thanks much!

    I'm glad he's so sweet, that means he'll get on it this weekend and have it built in no time right?
     

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